Public editor responds to News24’s inaccurate ‘coronavirus vaccine’ story

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Carpenters have a dictum that is very applicable to modern day journalism in the age of social media – and, unfortunately, too often not applied diligently in my profession: “Measure twice, cut once.”

Earlier this week, News24 retracted an article and apologised to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for stating incorrectly that Gates was alleged to have said that a vaccine against Covid-19 would be tested on Africans.

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