Posted by DCRage
Twitter is now on the level of Wikipedia when it comes to credibility.
Really hard to compare the two. The credibility is really determined by the source itself. And there are plenty of reliable sources on Twitter. On the other hand, Wikipedia is semi-anonymous. So although they do have their checks and balances in place, there's plenty of BS that slips through the cracks, at least temporarily. You're never gonna be completely void of hacks to any system in place, so you just have to factor that into the equation. If this sort of thing was a common occurrence, I'd agree, but to my knowledge it is not. So, I definitely wouldn't compare a valid news source, because of their chosen medium, to a social aggregate of information.