why do journalists and authors often put brackets around words in seemingly strange parts of sentences?


For example, a sentence I just read went as follows:

> “‘I don’t think [the book] had anything to do with his arrest and neither does Anne Marie Schubert,’ he says.”—(Excerpt from the appendix of ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ by Michelle McNamara)

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the words in the brackets have been added or altered by the author not the person/ have not been said by the person quoted

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