The Western Plains Herald has sparked controversy this week with its claim that, with the rise of social media, real and fictional stories are now presented in such a way that it can sometimes be difficult to tell the two apart. What’s more, it’s likely that more and more of us are seeing – and believing – information that is just not inaccurate, it is totally made up.
Rupert Fustaigne, publisher of the Western Plains Herald, has denied the allegation.
‘My family has been in publishing for almost half a century, and over that time our newspapers have established a reputation for truth in publishing that is second only to Pravda’ he said. ‘I don’t believe a feckin word the Western Plains Herald says and I’d advise you to do the same.’