Who is responsible when wrong information is put out to people?
Does it now fall on us to check everything for ourselves if we could even do that.
Is facebook responsible when inaccurate information is put out on their wire?
How about faux news? The evening news? Senators? Governors? Government workers?
Who will take responsibility? People are dying because they got bad information and continue to believe fake news, real false news. This has to stop.
A Seattle judge threw out a lawsuit by a little-known watchdog group targeting Fox News for its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.
The lawsuit, filed by the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE) on April 2 in King County Superior Court, argued that the network had disseminated false information about COVID-19, a charge the network vehemently pushed back on.
Superior Court Judge Brian McDonald called the lawsuit "laudable" but ultimately moved to toss it out, stating that "if there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.
You are free to lie in the United States of America. It would take a Constitutional amendment to change that.
they should lose their viewers and revenue stream but who will hold them to account? The (a)judge should shut them down because they are a public danger. Government officials need to be accurate and quickly correct any misstatements. When presidents say anything that comes into their heads with regard to truth, the effects can be huge.
We have a giant problem.
In our capitalist system, if theres demand, someone is going to meet it ... Fox, hate radio, etc.
Again, only a Constitutional amendment could alter this dynamic.
Regaen (however you spell his name) revoked it in 1987, but it stated that both sides of an issue needed to be presented in a fair way as per the judgement of the FCC in order to hold a broadcast license.
Thats the biggest outlet of misinformation there is. Trump and bush-43 would never have been elected had it not been for fox.
The right wasnt nearly as frothing at the mouth crazy when the fairness doctrine existed.
Itd be hard for arguments on topics like the anti-vaccine movement and global warming not being caused by humans to have any teeth when they are followed by the brief fact that there is no scientific proof proving them.
In general, I happen to believe the stances I take on issues hold more merit than the other side when they are both covered side by side and fairly. We need to have more faith that the path we follow is the best path for the country.
But since the Rump administration they don't feel it necessary to report accuracy nor report truthfully all sides.
The Fox News audience doesn't want accuracy, they want the shows to denigrate Democrats and to promote and praise Trump. So, that's what Fox News gives them.
the honor system is not working
time some truth speak by someone
we need more voices on the networks telling us the truth
we need some hard lessons