William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer battled a bitter war indirectly for the sake of their business. Both of them were the baron of the media industry by dint of their enormous influence. These days, two elephantine corporations appeared as the gatekeepers of the flow of information. Consequently, it bears a question, are Facebook and Google the new William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer?
Facebook and Google’s omnipresence
Needless to say, the omnipresence of Google and Facebook is vehemently influencing our day to day life. On 4th August 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported an ongoing negotiation with some popular news and information companies. The purpose of the negotiation is to create customized news and information.
Fall of Traditional media
However, print media, television, and alike started falling slowly. Moreover, Google and Facebook added fuel to the fire by taking advantage out of it. In fact, companies like Google, Facebook, and alike are spending a large amount of money in order to control entertainment, news, and the information segment. These companies are already acting on their plan adopting the different projects.
Gatekeepers of the information and news
These internet companies are working as the gatekeepers of the information and news by creating the internet mold. Moreover, the whole thing creates an intricate competition of being shown first in search pages. In fact, to win this race many companies even changed their work structure.
However, Facebook’s action can be a proper example of how big tech corporations are working to catch their dream. Video contents are the future of the internet according to the Facebook CEO. As a result, Facebook came up with such a financial pathway which led companies and celebrities to reach 2 billion videos.
The bottom line is, tech giants’ willingness to prevail the internet era is vivid. Nonetheless, how good is it for the mass people when giant organizations are racing hard to control the flow of information?