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Giffords’ shooting shows process of journalism on Twitter

The spread of incorrect reports about the shooting of US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Twitter has once again raised questions about the rapid spread of false information on Twitter. Lost Remote has a good round-up of how reputable news organisations such as Reuters, NPR and the BBC wrongly tweeted that the congresswoman had died. The [...]
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Good News From Tucson: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Breathing Without Ventilator

News : Mediaite (4 years ago)

Tragic as the story of last Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona undoubtedly is, the continued (and extremely rapid) recovery of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is cause for celebration. The Congresswoman, who has opened her eyes and can... Read Post

How an incorrect report of Giffords’ death spread on Twitter

Entertainment / Television : Lost Remote (4 years ago)

While the story of the shootings in Tucson spread, early reports were mixed and often conflicting. This is often the case in a breaking and developing event. However, an incorrect report that Rep. Gabriel Giffords had died spread ac... Read Post

NPR, Reuters, CNN and other major news orgs incorrectly declare death of Rep. Giffords

Media / Accuracy & Ethics : Regret the Error (4 years ago)

The shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others at a public event earlier today resulted in an onslaught of breaking news reporting. Major news organizations raced to gather reporting, and information began to spread quic... Read Post


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