Why did the Washington Post Start Deleting its Tweets?
Washington Post is backtracking today after they incorrectly reported the role of President Trump’s new civil rights division at HHS on Twitter. Twice.
We've deleted two tweets that incorrectly stated that health-care workers objecting to treating transgender people would be protected. This headline is correct: https://t.co/H13HMjaiFK pic.twitter.com/DrjhD3l9I8
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 18, 2018
While the tweets have been deleted for their misstatement that health-care workers objecting to treating transgender people would be protected, the unfounded criticism–credited to anonymous “critics”–remain uncorrected in the article.
In other words, “we’re sorry for the fake tweets… but here’s your fake news.”
If today’s Washington Post errors are any indication, competition for the next #FakeNewsAwards will be steep.