Perspective of conflict theory and social media

Conflict theory states that those in power have the capacity to manipulate or control the media so that they can hide their wrong-doings from the public. Consequently, those in power have the capacity to do or say things that would be deemed inappropriate or criminal if done by a less powerful person in the society.conflict theory shows that groups are in constant competition for unequally distributed resources hence, they use the internet to shape the society in a way that will benefit them.