As sensationalist crime reporting becomes more popular, some are questioning its accuracy, and the impact that it can have on public opinion
By Amanda Henderson Jones and Victor Depois
From bloggers to YouTubers, many content creators portray themselves as journalists in spite of the lack of quality control of these platforms. With the development of streaming platforms like Netflix and YouTube, crime reporting has undergone major changes.
While the content they produce is often categorized as true crime – a non-fiction genre in which the author examines an actual crime and details the actions of real people – experts like criminologist Michael Arntfield are worried that these creators are more focused on entertainment than facts.