Poll: When News Breaks, Who Do You Trust for Accurate Info?

    by Mark Glaser
    April 18, 2013
    CNN and other news outlets reported that a suspect was in custody in the Boston bombings case. That turned out to be false.

    It was another sad case of jumping the gun. Two days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the AP reported that a suspect was in custody and would be brought to court. Sources at other news orgs including CNN confirmed that, leading hundreds of reporters to show up outside court. The problem? They were wrong. (Read an entire timeline of this on Buzzfeed here). So when news breaks, who do you trust now? Cable news? Broadcast news? Friends on social media? It seems harder and harder to decide these days, but pick your poison (or “none of the above”) in our poll, or share your extended views in the comments.

    Tagged: associated press boston bombings Cable News cnn credibility judgment social media

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