ABC News Breakfast hosts Rohan Thomson and Peter Ryan have discussed a series of issues that have been raised with the ABC following a recent investigation into a number of “fake news” stories.
Read more Key points:ABC chief defends ‘Fake News’ campaign, defends ABC’s coverage of issues facing the nation’s mediaThe ABC has a “significant problem” with the proliferation of fake news, the chief saysIt is “totally unacceptable” for stories to be passed around as news, Mr Ryan said, as ABC News can “tell stories that are not true”.
“We’re very clear we are going to stand by that,” Mr Ryan told the programme.
“There are some issues we’ve just got to deal with, and we’ll continue to do that,” he said.
“What we’re going to do is take it very, very seriously.
Mr Ryan said the ABC has been criticised for failing to “disclose the full scope of the problems” in its coverage of the national news, and for failing “to address some of the things that we have a significant problem with”.””
We’ll be holding ourselves to a very high standard in all of our journalism, and that includes this.”
Mr Ryan said the ABC has been criticised for failing to “disclose the full scope of the problems” in its coverage of the national news, and for failing “to address some of the things that we have a significant problem with”.
“There’s been some good news recently, but we’ve also had some bad news, so we’ve taken some steps to address the problems,” he added.
“I think it’s a real-life version of the ABC story on the fake news phenomenon.”
So, if you’ve got a problem, you can go to our website or call us.
“If you’ve had a problem with something that has been passed around in the media, we’ll be able to tell you how to get the facts.”
He said the broadcaster’s “significant problems” with fake news were largely related to the “vast majority” of news stories being passed around.
“Some stories are passed around, some are not, some of them are not even accurate,” he told the program.
“And it’s hard to know whether they’re true or not.”‘
We have to get on with the job’Mr Ryan’s comments came as the ABC faced criticism over a series a of articles that it had posted about “fake” news on social media, including a story that claimed a woman had been raped in her home.
ABC News Breakfast host Rohan Thompson says ABC has “a significant problem” The ABC’s online coverage has been labelled “fake”, and some articles were deemed “false” and “fake”.