Mass torts, or civil actions by many plaintiffs against a few corporations due to harmful products or negligence, are often underrepresented in mainstream media. This lack of coverage, resulting from the cases' complexity, long legal processes, and preference for more sensational news, shields corporations from scrutiny and hinders vital legal reforms. Despite this neglect from mainstream media, independent journalism and social media platforms are increasingly covering mass torts, exposing corporate infractions that are often ignored by major outlets. These exposures are sparking calls for stricter regulations, corporate accountability, and media transparency. For impactful change to occur, consistent media coverage of mass torts, comprehensive legal reforms, and a culture of corporate transparency are needed. By revealing the hidden truths of mass torts, we anticipate improved legal regulations, significant shifts in corporate behavior, and a more educated society.
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