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Information Accountability, Still Unsolved

October 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The top story on Techmeme as I write is Apple Denies Steve Jobs Heart Attack Report: “It Is Not True”. An excerpt:

It is significant that this report appeared on a site owned by CNN.  CNN does not profess to be directly responsible for iReport, but its name is at the top of the site. It’s possible that reports like this will significantly damage CNN’s credibility, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this caused them to pull back from association with “citizen journalism.”

I absolutely agree. We have to work out the social and legal norms of information accountability.

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