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NBC Brian Williams suspension

Social Media as a Tool for Character Assassination

The social media witch-hunt that was largely responsible for NBC News suspending news anchor Brian Williams for six months was a scary thing to behold.

NBC management simply couldn’t withstand the mob at the gate. Instead of fighting back they took away the raw meat to calm the attackers. If Williams couldn’t survive, could you if someone clubbed you on social media?

No Time, No Time at All

Williams was caught in a lie, which he admitted and then he apologized. But the network didn’t have the luxury of conducting a thoughtful investigation Read More→