There are many reasons news can be inaccurate. Strong codes of ethics notwithstanding, journalists make mistakes, especially in today's news environment of shrinking news revenue, understaffed newsrooms, and the demands of providing up-to-the-minute 24/7 headlines. But then there is also mis- and disinformation: Satire or parody, misleading content, imposter content, fabricated content, false connection (misleading headlines, visuals, or captions), false context, and manipulated content.
Breaking news is especially vulnerable to mis/dis-information because:
Articles in print newspapers are in different sections: sports, editorials, local news, world news... . On the web, everything is in one long scroll, with dates and categories jumbled. The layouts of both create false connections.