Friday, 30 November 2012 19:06

Hasty "reporting" rears its ugly head on Twitter ... again

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 It happened again. A "reporter" with one of the local news outlets took to Twitter this morning to "report" "news" that turned out not to be true.

This time it was Melody Mendez of Fox 31 who reported that a police officer killed in Minnesota was a relative of Broncos WR Eric Decker. Well, his last name was Decker, but he was not a relative of Eric's at all. There was a rumor going around that he had been, though, and Mendez jumped on it.

Rather that seeking confirmation from two or more sources, Mendez took to Twitter and made an ill-advised announcement.

 

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