It's what happens when your leaders constantly vilify and demean the value of a free media. When many of the problems of a country are blamed on the media not reporting the "right things", and rather than correcting information it's just denounced, it's hardly surprising that more and more people consider the media a threat rather than an asset.
And sadly the same things are happening in multiple countries.
Social distancing is going well in the US then. An absolutely awful situation not helped at all by the President. It's really quite sad that Barack Obama's time in office didn't really change anything.