Citizen journalism

Citizen journalism

I notice at once what seems to me to be a novelty on The Post, probably following the announcement of the death of a TV presenter (who, in fact, is not dead).

The Post had hosted a message from one of its members about the rumor about the death of this blonde presenter, for a few hours, before deleting it (Le Post then praised his moderation service, allowing him this formula of beauty:

“So, yes, the rumor circulates on the Internet, but it stops on Le Post.fr” .

The risk is that before the info goes through moderation, it remains published on the platform … and can therefore probably engage the responsibility of the publisher for its content.

To “limit” the risks, I discover pretty little badges in front of all the contents of the Post:

  • Info verified: here is concrete, you can read with confidence.
  • Even better than the verified info: here is the writing, journalists, methods, press cards, ethics, etc. (Note that this guarantee of quality also applies to the topics covered)
  • Info Guests: guests are a category apart: editorialists or bloggers spotted by the Post, they are highlighted on the homepage of the site. (This again guarantees the interest of the subjects treated )
  • The raw info is info that comes from the vulgus pecum, the basic “member”. This is where the Post runs the most risk since it is this content that is laid by all readers of France and Navarre, and that can lead to overflows in the time between the actual publication , and the moderation of the post in question by the team of moderators. Suddenly, this information is brought to the attention of readers, so that they know that there may be an error, a bias, an untruth, a lie, all things that are prohibited more traditional media. There, in the category “Info Brute”, obviously, we really find dogs crushed.

Thanks to the Post, now we know what content we can trust.