There’s a lot of talk in the media about ‘Fake News’. As many other reliable media sources state their position on sharing accurate information, we thought we’d state ours too.
There’s No Fake News Here…
You can find Fake News all over the place. It’s on social media of all kinds, websites, printed media and even on TV.
Some of it is designed to create controversy. Some of the online kind is what’s called ‘click bait’. They’re sensational headlines, designed to get you to click through to websites. They can be fairly benign to drive traffic online. Or it can be to send you to malicious websites of hundreds of different kinds.
Here at Visit Fylde Coast we will always endeavour to provide you with the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Content published on Visit Fylde Coast is all moderated and checked for accuracy.
We moderated comments before publication. This is for obvious reasons and to filter out spam (and there’s a lot of it).
We don’t censor comments simply because we don’t like them. Sometimes it’s best to reply to you directly. Your comments are checked just like any other material sent in to Visit Fylde Coast.
Visit Fylde Coast isn’t a ‘news’ product in the traditional sense of the word. We don’t report on local and national matters, we aren’t a ‘news’ channel.
Most of our content is what you’d call ‘magazine’ type. We specialise in finding and sharing interesting information about our local towns and villages. What’s happening there, the people and community groups who live in them.
There’s occasionally information, comment and opinion pieces, usually via blogs, about how national subjects affect us at a local level. Particularly in areas like health, wellbeing and lifestyle.
Apart from in the context of such opinion pieces and blogs, pages within the Visit Fylde Coast websites are based on factual information which will come from a variety of reputable sources. Where we aren’t sure about a fact (for example in a historical context) we will say so and ask if readers can provide clarification.
Content provided by advertisers is their responsibility, but even then it will be moderated for fairness and accuracy. Oh and we don’t accept unreasonable advertising of any kind.
Our policy regarding ‘Fake News’, twisting the truth, missing half of the information – call it whatever you will – isn’t new.
We will always provide you with balanced and fair content and always strive to provide accurate information which can be trusted.
When we make a mistake and get something wrong (and we will from time to time, everyone does), we’ll let you know and put it right at the first opportunity.
This means that you can rely on us to be a trusted source of information.
A good brand to be associated with
It also means that if you would like to use our channels to advertise your business you can rely on Visit Fylde Coast being a good name to be associated with.
We won’t be sharing anything which is contentious, incorrect or indeed ‘Fake’ which is likely to cause your own brand reputational damage by association.
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