Trump and Twitter believe they are right, but the truth lies somewhere in between

Twitter’s move to fact-check some of the US president’s wilder tweets have resulted in the threat of closer regulation of the tech giants which, ironically, could be good for truth and journalism

31st May, 2020
Trump and Twitter believe they are right, but the truth lies somewhere in between

On a Friday in June, 15 years ago, the Los Angeles Times took a bold step into the utopian world of the open-source internet: it launched a "wikitorial", an editorial to be rewritten collectively by its readers, in a bid to harness the wisdom of the crowd.

The subject was the Iraq War. As on Wikipedia, readers were invited to edit and rewrite. By mid Friday morning, as recounted by Robert Gorwa in the LA Review...

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