The rise in popularity of anonymous content has not gone unnoticed. In fact, with the huge spotlight given to QAnon in recent years, more and more attention has turned towards anonymous content and anonymous content creators. This has led to the prosperity of independent websites and platforms like The Doe, that offer anonymous content and news stories for their readers and internet users. This rise to popularity and prosperity by a lot of independent web pages has prompted a lot of onlookers to ask the question, “is anonymous content the substitute for mainstream media?”
The reason why this question is even a discussion is that mainstream media has been caught in the range of fire as of late. Questions have grown about the validity of the content benign provided by the mainstream. More and more viewers have fallen out of love with the way mainstream media has provided its content. As reports of the validity of the content increase, this has led to a falling out, and a loss of trust, amongst mainstream media outlets and their viewer base.
Which has led to the rise of anonymous content providers. One reason why people have resonated with anonymous content providers is because of the successful way those providers go about fact-checking and calling out mainstream media on their bias. So, in that sense, anonymous content is not the substitute for mainstream media per se, rather the outlet in which viewers can obtain different opinions, and draw validation for the stories they receive from the mainstream.