INDV SOC Retraction Of Foxconn Story

Mike Daisey’s story errors on Foxconn, China, the supplier of Apple products

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Chicago Public Media- This American Life

Episode 460#: Retraction

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  • Mike Daisey’s story on visiting foxconn on this radio
  • Mike’s monologue is a mix of reality, and things he heard about, or researched, and he pretends he witnessed first hand
  • important moments fabricated
  • does not live up to journalist standards
  • lies about guards with guns, underage workers, hexane
  • copied and pasted news articles
  • does not admit that he was lying
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