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Twitter can be a useful tool for journalists during breaking news events, providing a platform to collect information and quickly share it. However, Twitter is also a place where misinformation can thrive.

At a panel at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism Conference, five panellists discussed how to use Twitter in a way to promote ethical journalism standards while also spreading information quickly, as Luisa Pires Luciano reports in this article for IJNet.

Lauren McGaughy, State Capitol reporter at Dallas Morning News, said that journalists should forget using hashtags when reporting on sensitive topics and breaking news.

Learn how quality journalism can thrive in a fake news-era at on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to for the full agenda and tickets

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