Auditors know how difficult it can be to muster facts to develop findings, workpaper by workpaper, and draft after draft, to get the language right. In contrast, someone can easily broadcast misinformation or, worse, distrust and skepticism about others’ information. Mark Twain had a good quote: “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.”

What should auditors do in these times of fewer reporters holding local government accountable, and less public confidence in facts?

Our very own auditing sage Gary Blackmer discusses the nature and necessity of trust as it pertains to government auditing. Read more here.