Confronting the risks of “fake news”

Why the most prevalent social media platforms need “gatekeepers” like any other media outlets The controversy over “fake news”– and whether false news reports posted on Facebook affected the Presidential election – highlights a major flaw in social media and underscores an essential requirement for news consumers. It’s this: readers and viewers of news and information…

Can you insure your reputation?

Early in my career, the CEO of the insurance company I worked for called us in public relations the “fire department.” In other words, we were the ones called in to deal with unexpected issues or threats – for example, a regulatory action not in our favor, an income shortfall or an unexpected or controversial…