Now that we are all able to access such vast amounts of information it's actually becoming more difficult to ascertain what are (or aren't) the facts of a matter. There are often so many interested parties, all wanting to state their version of the truth, that the real unvarnished truth is quite often indiscernible.
Go back a hundred years or so and you wouldn't have any such trouble - the facts were what you read in the newspaper. In those days an average person had no other source of news, and the power of the press was enormous; 'If it's in the paper it must be true'
Nowadays we're so advanced that even government agencies can and do edit an on-line information site so that it's potentially devalued as a reference source. Not everyone will know that of course, so Wikipedia will continue to be regarded by many as a repository of facts - which it is, it's just that some of the facts aren't facts at all....or are they?
Even 100 years ago the Government and the Newspaper Barons bent the "Facts" to their will.
To the point that the Metropolitan population preferred the quality of the, so called, Gutter Press.
The Gutter Press was the term of derision used by the "Powers that Be" for the single sheet Newspapers, sold from the gutter and containing a different, and frequently ribald, version of what the Broadsheet Newspapers were printing.