Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Huh?

The Seattle Times editorialises:
The hoax played against British Broadcasting Corp. Friday is the downside of the Internet: Though it can instantly communicate knowledge and truth, it also can instantly communicate lies.
Let me get this straight: a man walks in to the BBC office, claiming to be someone he is not, makes a statement, and the BBC broadcasts his claims as fact, without bothering to check whether he is who he says he is. And this has what, exactly, to do with the Internet?

(Hat tip: the Shark, at Sound Politics)

1 Comments:

Blogger C.M. Burns said...

Might as well call it the "downside of human communication".

Wed Dec 08, 12:21:00 PM 2004  

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