Social Networking News/Real News

(Digital Journalism) We looked at different stories in the news which shocked the world. We also discussed the difference between published real news on trustworthy websites and also the social media which comes with it which can lead to rumours. I researched into the death of Bin Laden and came across this website… http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/05/02/heres-the-guy-who-unwittingly-live-tweeted-the-raid-on-bin-laden/ it shows a man who was constantly updating his twitter even though he thought he was just on holiday. He was apparently living near the attacks on Bin Laden without knowing but was informing the public of what was going on. This shows we can hear news from twitter but things could be rumoured whereas websites such as the BBC have to get correct news before they are allowed to publish so that the public can rely on their word.

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