The search for the former Vice President’s wife started a firestorm of media interest on some networks. It was dismissed as obvious fake news by other networks, and numerous networks that covered it found themselves entirely shut down by an alliance of other networks. Those networks that survived invariably had one hundred percent control of their own servers and network access. Some broadcasted from outside the United States entirely. Some networks blocked anyone from accessing them, and virtual private networks were the only way many people could access that news at all. It was a difficult time to broadcast news that the new administration did not approve.