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What responsibility does a media outlet have for balanced and accurate news and information presentation? Should viewers and listeners be responsible for finding out the truth of what they hear? What, if any, responsibility should viewers and listeners have for correcting misinformation?

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What responsibility does a media outlet have for balanced and accurate news and information presentation?

Media Outlets are very much responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of information provided by them. They should take utmost care in verifying the authenticity of the facts and content presented on their outlet. They should also provide all kinds of regulatory/statutory disclosure regarding any information or news and should warn people in advance if the authenticity cannot be verified, so that people may not act on the basis of such information and cause harm to themselves.

It is important that media ...

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What responsibility does a media outlet have for balanced and accurate news and information presentation? Should viewers and listeners be responsible for finding out the truth of what they hear? What, if any, responsibility should viewers and listeners have for correcting misinformation?

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