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Our View: 'Fake' news doesn't live on these pages


September 11, 2020

Chatter on social media led to a story in a recent Pine Knot News about posts and the subsequent Cloquet school district administration investigation. We are cautiously encouraged that the community takes such information seriously.

It is hard to ignore social media in today’s world, as an awful lot of information is shared among neighbors and friends. But the difference between a statement on Facebook and a news story in a legitimate newspaper like this one is simple: legitimate journalists do not publish information unless such information can be verified.

Despite cries of “fake news...

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