Opinion on Bin Laden’s death coverage…

I feel social media is doing its job in covering the death of Osama Bin Laden. It has helped release information on the issue. From the second Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) put out his first tweet:

“Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).”

The avalanche of Tweets, blog and Facebook posts began. The issue with news reported through social media is the fact that anyone can post anything. We are very lucky to be able to have access to social media but, I feel this also brings a large amount of misinformation being released to the public. I feel social media is affecting the news in an enormous way…people are no longer turning on the TV and waiting for the report they can now get the news in a matter of seconds with the help of social media.

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