The New York Times Issues Correction After Falling for Parody North Korea Twitter Account
The New York Times issued a correction on a report yesterday about the intercontinental ballistic missile North Korea fired this week.
The correction, flagged earlier by the Washington Free Beacon, acknowledges the original article cited a parody North Korea Twitter account:
Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article attributed incorrectly a Twitter statement to the North Korean government. The North Korean government did not belittle a joint American-South Korean military exercise as “demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science,” that statement was from the DPRK News Service, a parody Twitter account.
This was the tweet in question:
Imbecilic Americans drunkenly fire missiles into East Sea of Korea, demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science. pic.twitter.com/Yye1Kksvh7
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) July 4, 2017
And now the account has responded with this declaration:
Ministry of Culture bans New York Times.
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) July 5, 2017
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