"...Journalists also need to be aware of possible misinformation from alleged eyewitnesses who later turn out to be giving false information; this happened to a veteran Arab journalist, interviewed for this study, who filed a story with eyewitness testimony from a “newly arrived” Syrian refugee in Lebanon covered in blood. When the journalist returned the next day, the same man was retelling his story to another journalist, covered once more in “fresh” blood having just escaped Syria. With this kind of misinformation being spread in face-to-face interviews, it is
reasonable to assume similar efforts are being carried out on social media platforms."
Monday, June 18, 2012
Via C A Otrakji:
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 7:38 PM