re: When Tragedy Strikes, It's Not Social Business As Usual
Mainstream media (CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, print media, etc) don't always have their stories correct, verified or not. However there is a better chance of a retraction of an article or broadcast from them when the error is discovered. Social media has much less verification, no retraction once posted, and a very high chance that you might miss seeing a correction or update. With much caution I watch and read mainstream media reports of ongoing events, with the expectation that the real story might not be known for 24-48 hours, or perhaps never, depending upon their slant and what the government wants me to believe. I take no real value in social media postings. They are just a curiosity at this point in time, feeding my thoughts of "needing to know" because I am a news junkie, and have been since the 6th grade decades ago. You might call me a slow learner!