December 10, 2022

The Wire retreats from its descriptive stories

The Wire retreats from its descriptive stories

statement from the wireOctober 23, 2022

earlier this week, the wire announced its decision to conduct an internal review of its recent coverage of Meta, particularly the sources and materials involved in our reporting.

Our investigation so far does not allow us to take a conclusive look at the credibility and good faith of the sources with whom a member of our reporting team said he had been in contact for an extended period of time. However, some inconsistencies appeared in the materials used. These include the inability of our investigators to authenticate both the purported email sent from a****@fb.com as well as the email purportedly received from Ujwal Kumar (an expert cited in the report as validating one of the findings, but Who, in fact, categorically denied sending such an e-mail). as a result of, the wire He thinks it’s appropriate to pull off the stories.

We are still reviewing the whole matter, including the possibility that it may have been deliberately sought to mislead or deceive. the wire.

Gaps in editorial oversight, as well as editorial roles, are also reviewed so that fail-safe protocols are in place to ensure the accuracy of all source-based reporting.

Given the differences that have caught our eye in our review so far, the wire It will also thoroughly review previous reporting by the technical team involved in our Meta coverage, and remove Stories from public view until this process is complete.

the wire Founded on a trusting relationship with readers and viewers. We intend to be honest with our bond.

Note (10:50 a.m., Oct 23, 2022): The Wire is using the help of independent outside experts to conduct its investigation of its Meta coverage.