USA Today Removes 23 Stories After Audit of Reporter’s Work

From a story on usatoday.com:

After receiving an external correction request, USA TODAY audited the reporting work of Gabriela Miranda. The audit revealed that some individuals quoted were not affiliated with the organizations claimed and appeared to be fabricated. The existence of other individuals quoted could not be independently verified. In addition, some stories included quotes that should have been credited to others.

As a result, USA TODAY removed 23 articles from its website and other platforms for not meeting our editorial standards. Miranda has resigned as a reporter for USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK.