Accuracy in Media

The following snippets are from Buzzfeed’s report, where they published unverified information for the sake of transparency, not accuracy. This was the subheading underneath the report’s title:

A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, alleges Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors.

The opening paragraph admitted it was error-ridden:

A dossier making explosive — but unverified — allegations that the Russian government has been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” President-elect Donald Trump for years and gained compromising information about him has been circulating among elected officials, intelligence agents, and journalists for weeks.

Another paragraph in the body of the report claimed they published it for the sake of transparency and giving out information:

Now BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.

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