Two rules collide here: Direct quotations must never be doctored, but it’s not fair play to mock or belittle non-native speakers either.
Category Archive: News Literacy
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.
No—but they make an excellent starting point, especially when supplemented by other trusted sources.
Q: With all the fact-checking resources we have now, would it still be possible to do what Stephen Glass did?
From a technical standpoint, it’s harder. But the problem may run deeper.
Yes, that’s how we survived before the web. But there’s more to say about it than just that.
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.”
Take a breath and follow such accusations over time. They usually turn out to be false.
Not if it’s done right. Selecting only a phrase or even a single word from what a source said to use in a verbatim quote doesn’t mean the reporter is fundamentally misrepresenting what the source said.
The short answer is no, but it’s more complicated than that.