So all this media coverage was over her violating regulations that didn't exist when she was in office. Do they ever hire reporters who went to school for, or maybe had at least a passive interest in proper journalism, such as verifying information before publishing? I know that everyone has a political leaning and opinion but proper journalism must be done via reporting verified facts. Growing up I remember it was a huge deal if something was incorrect in a news report, now it's almost to be expected.
I know a big degree of bias comes from the corporations which own the particular media outlet, however I also see this as a case where our instant access to news has put reporters and media outlets on the spot to be the first to break a story, even if it is inaccurate because the first to break the story is going to gain the most attention which equals profit, regardless of accuracy.
Google Trust Rank For News Articles
The only thing I can think of which might help the situation would be for to add a simple formula to their news ranking algorithm which reduces a news site's ranking according to the amount of inaccurate reporting. It would best done by human review which would require minimal staff, however a simple routine to scan for retractions, corrections, et shouldn't be that hard to code. If no retraction were made Google could also pinpoint reporting accuracy by gathering "factual" statements made in an initial story report and comparing them against "factual" statements on the same topic in follow up stories, if there appears to be a change in the reported "facts", the article could be flagged for human review which would be less taxing on human resources needed to do the job. It could also be narrowed down to a particular reporter, if the reporter moves to another news agency and has a sudden change in accuracy it would be a signal that the news outlet policies bear more responsibility, otherwise it's more on the reporter.
The more visible inaccurate reporting is to the web, the more it gets spread via social media which brings in viewers and advertising dollars. One of my biggest frustrations with our instant news culture for me has been the priority given to first reporting vs accurate reporting, and I really think this could have an impact. Even the slightest change can make a world of difference.
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