During a panel at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, it was announced that the 2017 AP Stylebook will include guidance on the limited use of “they” as a singular pronoun.
Accuracy in news reporting always has been AP’s top priority. The reliability of news has become a hot topic in recent months with the proliferation of so many so-called “fake news” stories on social media platforms.
As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated
Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and
debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false.