USA Today removes 23 stories following ‘fabricated’ quotes
USA Today removed 23 articles from its website after an internal investigation found “fabricated” quotes in the stories of one of its journalists.
An editor’s note read:
“After receiving an external correction request, USA Today audited the reporting work of Gabriela Miranda. The audit revealed that some individuals quoted were not affiliated with the organizations claimed and appeared to be fabricated. The existence of other individuals quoted could not be independently verified. In addition, some stories included quotes that should have been credited to others.”
“As a result USA Today removed 23 articles from its website and other platforms for not meeting our editorial standards.”
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