This article discusses the legitimacy of social media as a credible and reliable news source. I believe the debate between the importance of providing live, “in the moment” information versus creating confirmed and factual stories is very interesting. It will also vary depending on what sort of events are being reported. For example, natural disasters seem to be events in which information should be spread as quickly possible, and perhaps social media is the best method to do so, where as other stories may require further details and analysis before presenting them. Take a read!