When Whitney Houston died earlier this month, many media outlets claimed that Twitter broke the news first. Well, the American Journalism Review begs to differ. In fact, they are making the case that Twitter might make note of the death first, but that in the end you need an established media brand that has built up trust to truly break news. The proof they assert is that people fake death announcements on Twitter all the time, so as a whole the social network can’t be trusted. Of course, this is all coming from a biased source: a media outlet.
[Source: American Journalism Review]