Communication / Information

What are the problems of our communication and information exchange society?

Communication and information have long since fallen into the hands of finance.
The dictates of ratings drive the media to emphasise the sordid,
the sensational or the trivial.
Media outlets in many countries are used as propaganda tools or are censored to limit dissent.
Advertising is omnipresent, adapted to the profile of the consumers, inciting the whole population to consume again and again, extolling the benefits of a materialistic happiness.

What are the benefits of a sharing society in communication and information?