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Fact Checkers Please, Go to a Proper Source

  1. PegCole17 profile image91
    PegCole17posted 6 months ago

    Someone claiming to be a fact checker for an online publication emailed me asking to verify the seat specifications for first class seats on an airplane because I was once a flight attendant. They claimed to be doing research. Seriously, is hearsay valid for uncovering the truth? No. Go to the airplane seat manufacturer for your answers.

    If we are to be considered viable journalists our facts must be reliable rather than rumor. Just my opinion. What do you think?

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 months ago

    Well done for getting noticed enough to be contacted!   But I do agree with you.

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Marisa. They contacted me through HP and do not seem to be a HubPages member. I am concerned about replying to their email since that will give them my email address.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 months ago in reply to this

        It doesn't sound like the kind of question a spammer would ask.  However, you could set up a separate email just to reply to them?

 
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