"A lie travels around the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes."
In the digital age of information, something can happen from the other side of the world and we know within minutes if not seconds of it happening. However it's very common (especially at first) for the first wave of information to be inaccurate. Then you have the total liars who distort the truth to further a purpose, often political. Fake news was rampant during the 2016 election season, but it's one thing for trolls to do such a thing on social media. It's another thing when the President of the United States lies constantly and has the audacity to call the media fake.