TV stations don’t spy on each other with secret cameras or listening devices — but they do keep close tabs on each other.
Surprisingly, yes. Last year, hackers managed to take over some verified accounts on Twitter and change the handle — but keep the blue checkmark.
Deepfake videos, which superimpose images on videos that aren’t real, are becoming more sophisticated, but there are a few telltale signs to look for.
Specifically enough to show the source has credibility without being so specific that the source is inadvertently identified.
Much like on the schoolyard, there are no “take-backs.”
This is a question of transparency and journalism ethics. And yes, some journalists and news organizations have been criticized and held responsible in court for just this situation.
The first step is to realize that an algorithm is determining what news you see (and what you don’t). That is true on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google News, Apple News, Google search and many other news websites.
Raw information can be very valuable. Often when news breaks, tweets and other social media posts with photos, video, and eyewitness observations are the first indications of what has happened. However, raw news is UNVERIFIED.
It’s not easy, but verifying information in places where it is logistically and politically difficult — and sometimes dangerous — is the job of foreign correspondents.
A new report issued Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists says the countries that censor journalists the most are Eritrea, North Korea, and Turkmenistan.