Journalists: Stop Falling for Hoaxes
Posted: 12/16/2013 | By: Alicia Shepard | Columbia Journalism Review
You know how it goes. You are on Twitter. You see something outrageous. You click on the link. Really, they did that? And the next thing you know, you’re retweeting it, or posting it to Facebook.
Then you frantically move onto the next thing. But in a nanosecond your friends, colleagues, strangers are sure to correct you if you have fallen for a hoax.