Fox News’ chyron incorrectly reported early Friday morning that the United Kingdom had just voted to leave the United Nations, rather than the European Union.
The error occurred a little after 3:20 AM Eastern Time, when most of America was fast asleep. But it happened just as Britons were waking up to catch it.
There’s one silver lining.
Fox just reported that UK voted to leave the UN.
You keep doing you, @FoxNews.
— Joe Nash (@jna_sh) June 24, 2016
— Lily Caprani (@LilyCaprani) June 24, 2016
— Sunny Bindra (@sunnysunwords) June 24, 2016
Fox news…does not know the difference between EU and UN pic.twitter.com/c5uyNhkt4g
— PJ Kleiweg (@PJKleiweg) June 24, 2016
— Alex Quantock (@alexquantock) June 24, 2016
All told, the incorrect banner was only up for about three minutes before being fixed, but that amounts to an eternity in social media time.
[Image via screengrab/Fox News]
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