unverified news

See: hearsay, report
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Media should avoid airing any incorrect or unverified news or factually incorrect programme.
The panelists were of the opinion that editorial interventions and the role of the editor acquired greater importance in today's world of social media and citizen journalists, where unverified news sometimes fanned rumours, often with disastrous consequences.
While partisanship and campaigning in the media for Islamist, secular or progressive groups is hardly unexpected, several newspapers and TV channels stand accused of rumour-mongering and disseminating false and unverified news likely to cause social unrest.