Withdrawal of more than 20 articles from an electronic newspaper whose writer was inventing sources..

18 June, 2022
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Withdrawal of more than 20 articles from an electronic newspaper whose writer was inventing sources..

The American newspaper "USA Today" announced that it had withdrawn more than twenty articles from its web pages after it was found that its writer "was inventing sources and statements", expressing "regret" over the incident that led to the resignation of the journalist in question.

The newspaper indicated in a statement on its website that it had launched an "investigation into the work of reporter Gabriella Miranda" after receiving a request to correct an article the journalist had prepared and published by "USA Today".

It also found out to "USA Today" that it "is not able to independently verify the statements of other people, and that some articles contain statements that should have been attributed to other people."

As a result, the newspaper pulled 23 articles from its website and other platforms because they "did not conform to our editorial standards".

"USA Today" confirmed that it "does its best to provide accurate and authentic content," expressing "regret over this situation."

"We will continue to strengthen our principles and the path of investigation and dissemination" of the information, the newspaper added. It published some basic press rules, including checking sources and facts

And "USA Today" published on its website the titles of the articles withdrawn, pointing out that the aforementioned journalist "resigned her position as a reporter" for the newspaper affiliated with the "Garnet Group", a leader in the field of local journalism in the United States.

In November 2019, Garnett was sold for $1.2 billion to another American media group, the New Media Investment Group, to form a giant media organization with more than 250 different publications, according to AFP.


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