As the Twitterverse Watches AP in Horror

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UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: This is more serious than one tweet. Andrew Beaujon reports that AP’s reviewing its twitter procedures over another bungled tweet (also revised), which links to this article.

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Beaujon adds that there was a third tweet (unrelated to the Mideast) that AP had to revise this week.

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As the Twitterverse watches in horror, Associated Press social media editors fall over each other bashing Israel, then going to damage control.

Yesterday, an AP report updated the latest Congressional discussions on providing Israel with funding for Iron Dome. The wire service then tweeted its report in an inappropriately snide way.

 

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After realizing that the tweeter had injected his or her own twisted opinion into the news, AP issued a new tweet.

It’s a classic case of too little, too late. The original has been retweeted more than 2,000 times.

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It would be nice to know if the anonymous twit ever faces disciplinary action, but AP won’t tweet its own internal affairs.

Image: CC BY HonestReporting, flickr/John Lord

 

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