How Sharing A Story Without Reading It Can Be Bad For Even The Best Journalism03:29

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There's been a lot of discussion about how misinformation and inaccurate news spreads on websites like Facebook and Twitter. But even thorough journalism can become problematic on these sites.

In-depth articles are reduced to posts without context, and people often share those posts without reading the stories — and for reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of the journalism. Sam Harnett (@SamWHarnett) from KQED reports.

This segment aired on May 28, 2018.

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