My view is totally different in this regard. Earier days, the so-called opinion-makers could write, could speak whatever they wanted. they could give prominence to some news, some news which didn't fulfill their dubious agenda, were totally neglected. People who were oppose to their dubious, anti-national ideologies, didn't find space to register their protests. Even now these so-called intellectuals try to play the same game in social media also. But people now get more information from ifferent sources, and in social media, they find space to register their protests, occasionally in a sarcastic manner. These protest are called 'trolling' by these so-called intellectuals and opinion-makers, who are slowly but surely losing their relevance in the age of social media.
Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.