It’s no secret that the world has changed significantly because of technology. It has changed for the better in some ways and for the worse in others. One way in which it changed for the better is that thanks to ubiquitous camera-phones and high-speed Internet, pretty much the entire world is a witness now.
In the old days, it was fairly rare for someone to just happen to have a camera in the right place and time to capture evidence of something. There have been plenty of thriller movies about a witness capturing evidence of a crime and then being hunted by the criminal.
(I never understood why they didn’t just take the evidence directly to the media to make a copy to air and give the original to the police; that way, they don’t matter anymore because it’s already out. By keeping it, they’re making themselves a target, like when a bad guy asks if anybody else knows about it, and they say “no, just me”, that practically forces them to kill the witness. Duh. 🤦)
These days, pretty much everybody has a camera on them now and can quickly catch evidence of anything. Moreover, thanks to live-streaming, there isn’t even any point for the bad guys to take or destroy the camera(-phone) or memory card or attack the witness or whatever since it’s already gone out live to the whole world and recorded to servers around the globe. Once they hit “stream”, it’s over, there is no hiding. And, the more followers the person has, the more people will see it as it’s happening and call for help and spread it.
The whole world is now a witness. Coverups are essentially obsolete.
(It’s not just bad things that can be captured now, good things can too. There are plenty of great moments that are able to be captured and uploaded for all to see now which would have been only seen by a few or missed altogether before.)