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Dave Weigel


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July 2016: 'The digital advertising model doesn’t currently discriminate between true or not true, just big or small. As the American political reporter Dave Weigel wrote in the wake of a hoax story that became a viral hit all the way back in 2013: “‘Too good to check’ used to be a warning to newspaper editors not to jump on bullshit stories. Now it’s a business model.”'

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth

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Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Slate Source Jul 18, 2016
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Washington Post Source Jul 18, 2016

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Jul 12, 2016 How technology disrupted the truth

QUOTE: Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism....It seemed that journalists were no longer required to believe their own stories to be true, nor, apparently, did they need to provide evidence. Instead it was up to the reader – who does not even know the identity of the source – to make up their own mind. But based on what? Gut instinct, intuition, mood? Does the truth matter any more?

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