Fact-checking in the social media era
The Dutch financial institution ING surveyed journalists and public relations professionals to produce some surprising conclusions about fact-checking in the age of social media. "Fact-checking has become less thorough. 'Publish first, correct if necessary' is the motto these days. Only 20% of journalists always check their facts before publishing. Almost half of journalists said they published most of their stories as quickly as possible to correct later if necessary."