Holding Corporate Tweets to a Higher Standard

The Wall Street Journal’s Twitter feed has 326,000 followers: It’s an important news source for a very large number of highly influential people who want reliable news in fast, easily digestible form. Twitter is a fantastic way of forcing news organizations to get straight to the point, and it’s great that the WSJ has embraced it. But at the same time, and for exactly the same reason, it’s crucial that a flagship Twitter feed like @WSJ be accurate on matters of important breaking news.

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