Do You Agree That Reporters Should Not be Allowed To Use Anonymous Sources?

Guam
March 17, 2017 11:10pm CST
Just recently President Donald Trump made a remark in his speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to that effect that reporters should not be allowed to use anonymous sources and that he is going to do something about it. Do you believe that reporters should not be allowed to use anonymous sources? Picture credit: http://www.patspapers.com/story_stack/item/the_odd_rise_of_anonymous_sources/
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@delhshop (752)
18 Mar
i guess each direction has bad and good effect, lets say reportors dont have the choice to hide the source for their info, do you think that these people who provide the vital and important info will keep on doing it, i guess they will not, of course they will be scared to do so, so the truth will be gone.
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• Guam
19 Mar
That's a fair observation. Thank you.
@delhshop (752)
19 Mar
@megatron777 you are welcome, thank you its good post too there
@PatZAnthony (11730)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 Mar
That is a difficult situation because some with information will need protection if identified.
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• Guam
1 Apr
Yes you are right.
@ridingbet (36229)
• Philippines
24 Mar
there are sources of news that the authors remain in anonymity. i think this is to protect their identities and safety of their lives and families
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• Guam
26 Mar
You are right my friend.
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@rusty2rusty (6747)
• Defiance, Ohio
19 Mar
I think reports should be able to use anonymous sources. Unless there is a court or civil case, then the sources needed to be handed over. Otherwise, no.
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• Guam
20 Mar
Right. Thanks.
@ilocosboy (31655)
• Philippines
18 Mar
For the same of security of some sources, it's not advisable always to divulge the identity of the source.
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• Guam
18 Mar
Yes, you are right.
@stbrians (11838)
• Kakamega, Kenya
18 Mar
Anonymity shields the giver of information Reporters verify the facts and then publish. Keeping the source anonous is nothing bad.
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• Guam
19 Mar
Yes, I agree.
@Fishmomma (11578)
• United States
16 Apr
I think this would mean some people would be in danger, if the reporter stated where the information came from now. People wouldn't step forward to help.
@marsha32 (6780)
• United States
4 Apr
There is a reason for anonymity so yes, some need to stay anonmous.
@DianneN (57243)
• United States
19 Mar
I want to see what he plans to do about it. Just as long as facts can be verified, anonymous sources should be allowed.
• Philippines
19 Mar
Because there are more instances that the source could be in danger if they are revealed.
19 Mar
many people would be afraid to share info if they thought others would know they were the source.