Of course it will
even before the 91 war
the fax machine was primarily responsible for any coverage you saw of the Tienamen massacre and confrontations.
I believe the fax machine (which was a pre-internet internet) was greatly responsible for the fall of the eastern soviet bloc (that and blue jeans and rock and roll)
anytime you have networked communications instead of top-down mass communications there will be a vast difference in the availability of news.
Can you imagine trying to organize and launch the D-Day invasion in "secret" like they did then in today's world?