The Associated Press has fired a news associate, Emily Wilder, for violating the company’s social media policies, a move that drew backlash from journalists after it became clear that Wilder had been targeted by rightwing media outlets for her pro-Palestinian activism in college.
Wilder confirmed to the Guardian that she was “terminated for violating the company’s social media policies in their News Values and Principles sometime between my start date on May 3 and yesterday”. Wilder said the AP did not detail which of her tweets broke its policies.
Not the individual specifically, the Woken SS.
An awful lot of people are getting fired because of tweets and social media things being said which show they are, umm, less than impartial. Milo might have things to say on the subject for example. So, journalists must be impartial if they’re to work at journalism outlets which consider themselves impartial. And, as with Caesar’s wife, must be seen to be so.
OK, at which point goose and gander, right?