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While citizen journalism is harder to fact check than reports from more mainstream sources due to the ease of content fabrication online, the process of ordinary citizens bringing to light issues in their community enables the spread information that otherwise may not have been known. The efforts of these citizens also foster connection and conversation between news stations and the people living in the communities that they serve. As such, I feel that the use of social media in spreading news is a very important factor in the way our society obtains information about current events.
|Public perception on valuable uses of citizen journalism.|