Socolow cited in Press Herald story about partisan ‘news’ sites

The Portland Press Herald featured comments from Michael Socolow, director of the University of Maine’s McGillicuddy Humanities Center, in a story about news aggregate websites that promote a conservative political agenda. “If these outlets are being fully honest with readers about their ownership and funding, then the fact that they might be providing news content with a political bias isn’t necessarily unethical,” wrote Socolow. “From an ethical standpoint, the more important questions concern whether the content is accurate, fact-based, verifiable, and supported by established, accepted evidence.” shared the Press Herald story.