Readers of this blog know that I almost always source everything I write about on this blog. That’s because I understand that misinformation can harm people even when it is mentioned as a joke or in fun. Sometimes I wonder if my Facebook friends realize that what they post can get them into serious trouble. Some of their posts and tweets border on slander.
A columnist for the Washington Post found out the hard way that intentionally posting misinformation could lead to problems. In his case, he was suspended for 30 days by the Post. All he was doing was attempting to generate interest in his radio show.