The Southwest Airlines mess and rumors of a vaccine walkout
What are you going to believe: Official statements or social media?
The Southwest Airlines cancellations over the weekend are a good example of how news travels on two different tracks today.
In the part of the United States that relies on traditional media, rumors that the cancellations were the result of a pilot protest over coronavirus vaccine mandates were dismissed because, well, there was no evidence. Official entities, such as the airline, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Southwest pilots union, all issued statements saying the rumors were false.
But in a...