Hunter Biden: do digital platforms care more than News Corp about likely misinformation? | News Corporation | The Guardian

File photo of Joe Biden and his son Hunter

God is more cunning than a sewer rat while he says Biden will win his only son Lachlan keeps boosting Trump. But Trump has now started boosting OANN. It’s crazy shit in America bet Borat and Giuliani don’t make it to Murdoch News (ODT

Media organisations shouldn’t publish allegations unless they believe them to be true, after making appropriate checks. This is a normally uncontroversial principle of journalistic practice, reflected in media law. It forms the underpinnings for the social licence to operate that allows journalists access to the powerful and the freedom to deal with confidential sources and leaked information. Now, that idea is in play on the international stage in a stoush between News Corp and the tech platforms Twitter and Facebook. It’s a crucial moment in modern media, mainly because the tech platforms seem to be trying to heed the traditional responsibility of publishers, while the world’s most powerful traditional media organisation, News Corp, seems willing to overlook it. The battleground is a story published in Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, the essence of which is an allegation that presidential candidate Joe Biden used his previous position as US vice-president to benefit the Ukraine business interests of his son, Hunter.

Hunter Biden: do digital platforms care more than News Corp about likely misinformation? | News Corporation | The Guardian

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