Newsrooms Also Guilty of Spreading Fake News.

Author:Kurbatoff, Jerry
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor
 
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This article appears to take the view that newsrooms must prepare and combat fake news that is posted on social media by crackpots, partisan hacks, and fake news purveyors, thereby placing the blame for false reporting on everyone else while exempting newsrooms. ("Digital Publishing: Fighting Fake News on Social Media," July 2018) However, newsrooms are guilty of the same shoddy journalistic standards of those they attack and call out as fake news. The real issue is individuals...

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