Remember in The Phantom Menace when Padme tries to convince the senate that Naboo has, in fact, been invaded? Nobody believes its a big deal, which is insane. Shouldn't they be able to pull up holo-recordings of the event, or appeal to journalists who are reporting on scene? How is it possible that an entire planet got invaded, breaking one thousand years of peace, and nobody knew much about this major news event?
The truth is that there is no press in the Star Wars universe. We never see reporters, or news bulletins, or anything like that. During the Clone Wars, people are still going to operas, flying speeders around, and acting like nothing is happening, even right as the Jedi are getting murdered. This isn't hubris. The average citizen in the galaxy does not know that their democracy is crumbling because nobody is reporting on it. The rise and fall of the Empire just slides right by everybody's life until stormtroopers show up at their door.
The lack of reporting reaches insane levels in the original trilogy. We expect that the Empire censors news for the average citizen, but it seems like even top-level commanders have no clue what is happening in the government. Remember the Death Star conference scene in A New Hope, when one of the admirals asks Tarkin what they will do about the senate? Tarkin tells him not to worry because the senate doesn't exist anymore, like the dude didn't know. Wait, this high-ranking admiral didn't know that the government just got bushwhacked?
That is what happens when there is absolutely no reporting going on in the galaxy. At least in the Poe Dameron comics, one of the characters was a reporter … until she quit and joined the Resistance.