Guidelines for re-tweeting or re-posting information found in social media

2022-09-23T18:16:35-04:00

June 7, 2010 Social Media Panel Members: Bert Bruser, Tim Currie (Chair), Kirk LaPointe and Ellen Van Wageningen The Ethics Committee of the CAJ asked the Social Media panel to propose guidelines for re-tweeting, or forwarding through social networks, information that originates from followers. The issue applies mainly to using Twitter in breaking news situations but it also applies to re-posting information in other social networks such as Facebook. The primary issue is the risk of distributing untrue information. A related issue is the risk of seeming to endorse the opinions of others. To study this issue, the panel looked [...]