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Zaphod

I can't stand the modern trend for journalists to cover a news story by taking a handful of select tweets from members of the public that just echoes their point. You could find a tweet supporting any viewpoint, even if it's in the absolute minority. It's one thing to quote tweets about light hearted news stories, but more and more I see it in articles about serious partisan issues on the biggest news platforms.
Aug 13 2019 10:46 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    Reminds me of that one "trend" a couple years back: "Millennials and Gen Z are eating Tide Pods". Their evidence? A *tiny* handful of videos— I think there were two when the story broke. Like, it was the most non-story fake news I'd seen in a while, but now it's one of the big dumb fads of the 2010s. Dumbasses did it only because they thought others were doing it, sort of like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
    Aug 14 2019 04:15 AM
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    starspawn0
    Another problem is: Elon Musk tweets 2 words and it generates dozens of tech press articles.
    Aug 14 2019 10:49 AM
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    Alislaws
    In Musk's case people will stick his name in the headline of any article even remotely related to him, or any subject he has ever discussed, or anything relating to any industry he has/had/once talked about having a company in.
    Aug 14 2019 11:12 AM