How journalists verify user-generated content (11/12)

When major news breaks, social media becomes flooded with pictures, videos, and quotes from users near the scene. This user-generated content can be extremely useful for newsrooms to immediately showcase up-close looks at breaking news situations as it happens, but in the race to publish the content, outlets may overlook important steps in the verification process. The article looks a journalistic sourcing and verification practices by looking back at Twitter conversations during the 2016 terror attacks in Brussels and lessons learned by individual journalists and news organizations who failed appropriately cite some online content to ensure it was legitimate before putting it on air.

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