12
Aug
07

China Daily Messed Up Copy-and-Paste Job

At 20:31 on August 8, 2007, China Daily posted an article titled: “China invites the world to Olympics.” The following sentence appeared: “Security was tight around Tiananmen Square, where troops crushed pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 with huge loss of life, as crowds gathered for the celebrations.“… This came about because someone did a copy-and-paste job from Reuters’ Nick Mulvenney (dated 19:54 on the same evening) without checking the content. Within 12 hours, a revised version was posted … Someone over at China Daily is in big trouble for this slip-up.

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