Made up news: “Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns | Ars Technica”

Made up news: “Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns | Ars Technica”

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The Washington Post made up this news story about cell phones causing people to grow “horns” on their heads. The fake story was then picked up and widely disseminated by other fictional news outlets:

Horns or not, the news coverage will make you want to ram your head into something.

Source: Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns | Ars Technica

The way to respond to accusations of fictional news reporting is to double down on accuracy, objectivity and remaining calm. Unfortunately, the news industry continues to harm itself through self destructive behavior typical of middle school drama.

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