Reuters’ Felix Salmon writes that many journalists are embarrassed about passing on the false rumor that CNN had suspended Piers Morgan, but they shouldn’t be. ”One of the things I like about Twitter is that it behaves in many ways a lot more like a newsroom than a newspaper. … Rumors happen there, and then they get shot down — no harm no foul.” He says institutional accounts should be held to a higher standard, but “for the rest of us, we’re conversing on Twitter just like we converse in real life.” || Agree? Respond in the comments or on Twitter and I’ll post some of the reactions.
Check it out: “What we need is a lot more reporting and a lot less guessing, whether on Twitter or anywhere else,” writes AJR’s Rem Rieder. “If you haven’t checked it out, keep it to yourself – or tell your pals in an actual newsroom.” || Not so fast: “Journalists are the anchors for what is true during breaking news on Twitter, falls down if they get had by a fake account,” tweets Neal Mann of Sky News. || Job looks safe: Advertisers don’t appear to be concerned about rumors of Morgan’s involvement in hacking scandal.