Is the information true?

“Police Look Into Smollett Questions,” The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2019 A3.  Did the (former) Empire actor stage his attack?

Was this, like the Covington, KY schoolboy videos, news that was initially reported in the news one way, only to have fuller facts to come out later?  Are papers reporting the subsequent developments with the same vigor as they reported the initial allegations?

What does this say about the reliability of the information we receive and act upon, depending on who provides it and how quickly is it reported?  Is that a Governance question?  Or a value-of-Information question?

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