Wed., Sept. 21, 2011
Fallfest Discussion Question
Here's one of the subjects we'll be discussing tonight at the Hucks Fallfest w/Addy & Geoff (5:30 p.m. @ Fort Ground Grill):
Someone tweets a fact; people immediately start re-tweeting it. That’s how Twitter works. But do news organizations have a heightened responsibility to verify the information before re-tweeting? What if the original tweet comes from a public agency? Even if we note that we haven’t verified the information, does the fact that we’re re-tweeting it give it credibility?
Question: What do you think?