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A British commentator, Tim Montgomerie, like many others, was appalled by the rioting in Paris in December. “Not so many people asking: ‘Where is Britain’s Macron?’ these days,” he tweeted. The photos accompanying his tweet showed smoke rising above the Arc de Triomphe, protesters being dragged away by police and a woman with blood running down her face.
But the photo of the woman was not taken in Paris. It was from the aftermath of the Catalonian independence referendum. “My apologies,” tweeted Montgomerie, when the mistake had been pointed out to him. “Sadly, the key point still applies though; 130 people were injured in France’s capital yesterday.”
With fake news - or rather, misinformation – running rife, there is an urgent need to establish trust and accountability in the media. The LSE’s ROS TAYLOR continues the discussion of this key issue.
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