The media is having a frenzy over Twitter correction ethics after false tweets reporting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had died, when in fact she had not. Twitter moves fast and big news can be re-tweeted hundreds of times over quickly.
Regret the Error has a rundown of the false posts and aftermath.
The main concerns:
- Is it ethical to delete a false tweet?
- How do you properly correct a false tweet?
- How do you minimize the impact of re-tweeting?
Damon Kiesow on Poynter suggests a strikeout option. His article end with a video chat on the issue.