Facebook is good for breaking news
Thomas Stelling is right to say that people shouldn’t look to Facebook as a voice of authoritative news (Letters, Issue 503). Newspapers and TV stations remain, in my opinion, the most trusted sources. But Facebook is a good way to find out breaking news, because people often write posts relating to events that have just happened. The appalling terror attacks in Manchester and London were good examples. On both evenings I checke checked my Facebook account just before goin going to bed, and read people’s conc concern and confusion about what had happened. That prompted me to turn on the TV, which I watched, horr horrified, for a couple of hours.