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Media must snuff out the wildfire of rumors

By Chiou Tian-juh 邱天助

As the conscience of society, the media cannot only disseminate rumor. Reporters should do their duty to find evidence to verify the stories and look for traces of truth. They must not follow the trend of rumor-telling and spreading baseless information, which will only turn society into a world of gossip.

Chiou Tian-juh is a professor of social psychology at Shih Hsin University.

Translated by Ethan Zhan

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