Automotive news is a field that has seen more than its fair share of scammers, and I don’t think that any of us can blame those people for resorting to this unethical practice. The automobile industry is an expansive one, and it is often the case that a reputable news story will be shared by one publication, be picked up by another and then become circulated all over the place. Since there are so many publications that run automotive news every day, there has to be some way for these items to get across the net.
The fact that there are websites that specialize in gathering, aggregating and distributing this information makes the job that much easier. There are websites that offer a service that acts as a reporter on every story that is related to automobiles. The reporter’s job is to find out whether or not the information is credible and whether or not it should be taken seriously. If the story is considered to be newsworthy, the writer will find out what sources are available for that information. From this point the writer will compile this information and publish it to the readers.
This brings us to the main point of this article, which is the need to be careful about the information you take on the internet. What is often referred to as "news" on the Internet is just that: news. It’s simply information that has been reported and is being spread due to one of several reasons. Sometimes the rumors are started by someone in the auto industry so that they can have an excuse for launching a full scale misinformation campaign against an auto company. Other times the rumors are started by an ordinary consumer who is curious and wants more information.