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US - Internet users attempt to delegitimize journalists and media outlets by sharing false information in midst of Florida shooting

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the recent trend of Internet users spreading false information by impersonating journalists and news outlets on social media. The events occurred after a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people last week. Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris found herself a target of impersonation while she was covering the shooting as it unfolded on February 14.

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