Learn about corruption in game journalism, and form your own opinion on which journalists and outlets deserve your trust.
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After Nintendo terminated a marketing employee, he wrote an accusation article aimed at the company. The article started a media blitz that incited a strong social media response against Nintendo, and claimed that the terminated employee was being harassed, and Nintendo had fired her rather than defending her—saying Nintendo had “watched [this employee] become the center of a witch hunt and did nothing publicly to defend her”. Aside from misrepresenting the issue with a clearly biased position, the rushed article didn’t originally note that Nintendo had fired the already-controversial employee for moonlighting a second job, which happened to be overwhelmingly at odds with Nintendo’s kid-friendly image. The article was updated, and Klepek later responded to the criticism that he had received for his article—making the outlet the most through in addressing the misinformation spread in this media blitz, but still arguably weaseling out of the responsability of spreading the news in the first place.