Public Editor

April 11, 2013 3:33 PM

Should The Star report on viral stories that don't check out?

A philosophical question: Should journalists knock down stories that are either false or substantially misreported in other media? This question comes up constantly, and I think there are convincing arguments on both sides. I have long agreed that at a certain point, responsible journalists need to step in and knock down rumors for which no reliable evidence exists

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