Slightly Off Topic: When The Press Gets it Wrong
A few weeks back I reported that one well-known tech news outlet reported that the FCC would required GPS in phones in 2018. A commenter to this blog explained that was not the case. I found the citation in the Federal Register and updated the blog.
Then I contacted three organizations who reported that news. Here is how they responded (typically after several e-mail exchanges):
- one removed the story from the Web
- one rewrote the story and never indicated incorrect information had been reported
- one included a note above the article that corrections had been made
I will still be reading GCN, but the other two ... not so much.