When news outlets report the latest polls and election results, they typically reference a specific poll or election, but rarely the whole truth.
But that’s not the case with Vice.
Since Vice started in 2000, the magazine has become the go-to source for news on the presidential race, as well as a popular place for voters to find out what is really going on in their states.
The outlet recently released a comprehensive study of voter attitudes, which it described as “the first of its kind.”
In the past two years, Vice has published more than 100 articles and polls on the topics of the election, the Supreme Court, and the economy.
But there’s a catch: The information is largely sourced from third-party sources.
The data is usually sourced from sites like The Root, FiveThirtyEight, FiveQ, and other sites that often do not provide a link to the source material.
And the stories are often incomplete, often citing polls that don’t exist.
Vice News’ findings are similar to those of the Center for Media and Democracy, which recently released an analysis that found that the 2016 presidential election cycle was heavily influenced by third-parties.
And Vice News isn’t alone.
In recent weeks, Vice News has also found itself under scrutiny for using third-person sources, citing a survey that has been retracted as misleading and other examples of bias.
The Huffington States: In the 2016 election cycle, Vice found itself in a very uncomfortable position.
They’ve got to make sure that their audience gets the facts, but they also have to be careful not to mislead them by using sources that don, in fact, exist.
They found that many outlets that had run stories on the election were using data from third parties, but many of the outlets they were reporting on were not, and they were using some of the same sources in the same places.
The takeaway: The election cycle is not just a battleground for news, but also a source of misinformation and bias.
When a media outlet chooses to publish biased or inaccurate information, it risks undermining the credibility of their business and hurting its bottom line.
Vice’s editors have taken action, and its editor-in-chief has promised to “strengthen the journalistic integrity of our content.”
Vice is right: The 2016 election was heavily impacted by third parties.
The results were almost entirely influenced by them.
But when you choose to rely on third-persons, you run the risk of spreading misinformation and biases.
And if you’re running a news outlet that uses a third-point source to spread fake news, you risk harming the credibility and standing of the news you provide.
Vice, on the other hand, is doing its best to remain unbiased and fair.
It’s also doing its part to keep up with the times, and it’s working to get better at doing so.