With CPB’s Funding In The News Again, A Reminder About Sticking To The Facts On Social Media

From Current.org:

“President Trump once again aims to end public broadcasting funding in his draft budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday.”

The news means it’s time to point to this post from a year ago:

Stick To The Facts In Any Posts, Tweets Or Comments About Funding News

The nutgraph:

“Just as we don’t participate in marches or rallies, don’t contribute to political campaigns and do not express our political opinions on social media, we should not be jumping into the middle of a debate about federal funding for public media. (We wouldn’t step into the debates over federal funding for defense, education or anything else, after all.)”

That “Memmo” goes on to say that “we can, of course, post about the facts without opining. What types of things are OK?”

- Links to any stories NPR does.
- Links to news reports from other credible outlets.
- Links to any “fact sheets” or similar materials put out by those on both sides of the issue. That includes this page about “Public Radio Finances.”

(“Memmos;” Feb. 12, 2018)

February 12, 2018

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