Citizen journalism gets black eye over Steve Jobs ‘report’

A citizen journalist reported that Apple chief Steve Jobs was hospitalized — sending Apple stocks to take a deep dive.  The report turned out to be false.

Read about it here, here and here.

The effect on Apple stocks was so serious, the US government will now look into the false report.

ZDNet blogger Jennifer Leggio calls for accountability among citizen bloggers and makes a concrete suggestion.

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