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November 19, 2012

Oops, 'Sorry': BBC Reporter Identified Syrian Victim as Gazan

Reporters tweeting false information, such as bogus Ha'aretz headlines about the "apartheid poll," is a creeping problem. Just days ago we called out BBC's Wyre Davies for falsely tweeting that of the 13 Palestinians killed in "Pillar of Defense," nearly all were civilians.

Now, Davies' colleague, Jon Donnison, tweeted some 8,000 followers the following:

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Except, as BBC Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, points out, the photo didn't come from Gaza:

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The original image is from here:

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After he was called out, he issued an apology:

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And what steps will the network be taking to rein in its reckless tweeters? Or can we expect another false tweet from a BCC reporter in three days time?

Posted by TS at November 19, 2012 04:57 AM

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