Accuracy and accountability are among the most important tenets of journalism. In combination, they mean media organizations are expected to publish or broadcast forthright corrections after sharing inaccurate information. The following corrections are among the many prompted by CAMERA’s communication with reporters and editors.
In April, with the global battle to contain the spread of Covid-19 in full swing, CAMERA elicited a record 27 corrections in a variety of news outlets: from major media including The New York Times, Associated Press and NBC, to non-Western and alternative news sources.
CAMERA prompts correction of Reuters captions which misidentified a wide screen streaming a live feed of Israel's High Court judges considering petitions against the Likud-Blue and White coalition agreement as "a placard with the photo of the High Court judges."
Update: CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz falsely reports that Israel's Shin Bet is monitoring citizens' cellphone conversations in a bid to stem coronavirus spread. The security service is tracking the location of phones -- not conversations.
CAMERA prompts correction after NBC reported that as many as a third of Bnei Brak residents were feared to be infected with coronavirus despite the fact that the HMO which was the purported source disavowed the figure.