We recently did a story about alleged links of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Cambridge Analytica — the same firm that harvested over 50 million Facebook profiles to influence US elections.
We cited EuroAsia, a European website, for our story but as of now, the original story has been taken off their website. We got in touch with the management of the paper and have been told that the piece contains “information that cannot be verified”.
Hence, we now have no standing to back the report we filed.
Several newspapers and journalists across Pakistan reported the story with the EuroAsia article as the source but we hold ourselves accountable to our readers and we feel we let you down by not cross-checking the facts independently.
We genuinely apologize to our readers and the parties who were mentioned in the story. We assure our readers that we will keep doing our best to bring you verified information in the future.