Information is a fundamental necessity in a democracy and also for the survival of individuals.
If the control of information is concentrated in the hands of a few people, there will automatically be antidemocratic happenings.
If information is referred to economic units and not to the citizens, the interests of multinationals and of powerful economic groups will gain over the interests of the individual.
Information is thus fundamental to any other social area: energy, the economy, education, and health.
Citizen with no information or with bad information are not in a good position to make decisions.
They can take on a role as consumer or voter who is passive and is excluded from the choices that affect them.