Avoid disinformation when reporting mass shootings

Mass shootings typically come with a lot of disinformation, much of it shared online. Broadcasters can take the lead by keeping misinformation from spreading during times of crisis.

A fact-checker writing for Poynter is offering some worthwhile tips following this weekend’s horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

The tips are aimed at news consumers but can be easily applied to reporters looking online to share out-of-market news with their local audiences.