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|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Funke, Rhiannon Dodds, Dillard Brenda, Potthast Adam, Boxall Susanna Flavia, Carr Edward, Carr Sarah, Diaz-Sprague Raquel, Elliott Deni, Funke Michael Brian, and Price Connie|
|Publisher||Association for Practical and Professional Ethics|
With the vast amount of information available through the internet, it is becoming extremely important to be able to verify if a source is credible. During the 2008 presidential election, a number of major news agencies fell victim to fictitious information and quotes that were created in an attempt to get air time and notoriety. A film crew created a face YouTube video of the fictitious pundit, Martin Eisenstadt, who claimed to be a McCain Policy Advisor and the source for a leak in the campaign. Many news agencies, such as Time and CNN quoted the fake pundit in a number of their stories.
Case Study from the 2009 Regional Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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