That’s my point exactly.Consider what other issues are dealt with in the same manner: global warming, cost of fighters and ships both come to mind
Imagine how different society would be if the mainstream media that is presenting ‘news’ had to verify its accuracy prior to airing it to the public, by law.
Sure, opinion pieces would obviously be allowed, and they could say whatever they wanted without fear of penalty. Freedom of speech & freedom of the press would obviously still exist.
They could question events or put their own twist on interpreting what events mean, but the actual ‘news’ had to be factual as best the outlet could determine, by law.
Bullet form, no bulls**t.
Imagine if the media had to include a link to the full, unedited source video that they take their 5 second clips from?
What would we think of our political leaders, global warming, racism, a pandemic, or military conflicts?
I’m guessing society as a whole would get along better, with less friction & fewer neighbours divided on issues, I.e. Covid