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04-16-2013, 11:26 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New York, NY
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Twitter is a huge reason for this. Every person with a cell phone and a data connection is now a 'reporter' and can push thoughts, video or pictures to thousands and thousands of people instantaneously. I have a friend who works for a major news outlet and he's told me that his network has people who almost exclusively use Twitter as their "source" for information.
And along with that is zero accountability.
Random source @hottip673 has no obligation to anyone to report accurately, and the reporter who uses that as a source can just say he was just quoting someone else.
That's social media for you. On the plus side you do get information a lot faster and unfiltered. It's hard to suppress things that the government doesn't want out there when 100s of people are posting pictures about it.
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