The passing on of mutated or degraded information. The result of capricious and imperialistic master, which wants power but not to give it away. Thus it will only pass on degraded (thus erroneous or misleading) information.
Examples of those who wish to keep a stranglehold on information are classic monopolies, or medieval guilds who want to keep the secrets of the trade confined to their own business, company, group or whatever.
This may be possibly related to change, ie the constant need for change/newnewss, as a primary intention of (perceived by humans as habit/culture/law) of the cosmos.