The Misinformation Age: What Happens When A Headline Goes Viral

Article opens with some mention of the power and speed with which social media operates. The article then continues: A news item suddenly creates an opportunity, or a celebrity meltdown jeopardizes a planned book. And in the sudden viral spread of a headline, facts are often the first casualty.

At Running Press, we faced this firsthand just last week. Third-party error and miscommunication went viral and led to the spread of untrue accusations of intolerance and censorship.

Full piece in Publisher's Weekly

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This PW piece is somewhat

This PW piece is somewhat problematic and one sided. Blogger Cleolinda Jones has been following the Wicked Pretty Things editor comments controversy from the beginning and provides more context and information here: http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/966700.html

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