Something that has plagued reporters of any ilk for years is the dreaded retweet button.
Although they work for a particular network (local or national), they have personal accounts … and opinions. Thanks to becoming the personification of the TV network, the disclaimer “Retweets are not endorsements” appears throughout Twitter bios everywhere.
But does that even matter? Are retweets endorsements or just sharing opinion?
Twitter has created a subculture and an unspoken set of rules that reflects retweets as implied endorsements. You share with your followers and that means it becomes your opinion. To be retweeted means someone else likes your tweet because you shared good information. And that they agree with it, most of the time.
So, NPR has stepped in and said what most of us already think…sorta.