Thank you so much for your response, David. Absolutely agree with everything you said. I think most people nowadays prefer to get their intake of news from independent sources, especially when the virtual world is beginning to replace the physical gradually. Less people are placing trust in the mainstream narrative that follows a particular viewpoint or what they perceive might sell more, as you put it.
And yes, there are definitely more important and productive things one could do than watch the news. More and more people are starting to want to think and research for themselves, as well as put content out there on their own. The truth is hard to pinpoint, especially when there are viewpoints all over the place. But getting exposed to views that aren't promoted 24/7 definitely doesn't hurt. Thank you for your insight, once again. I appreciate you reading. :)