Associated Press Tweet Sets Twitter On Fire After ‘reporting’ another plane crash...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Associated Press today wednesday July 2014 caused a stir on Twitter after it tweeted what many believed to be another plane crash. 

AP a reputable news agency actually meant to tweet that a Dutch military plane carrying bodies from the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down by rebels at the Russia-Ukraine border on July 17, 2014 had landed at Eindhoven, Netherlands but sort of tweeted the message in a ''wrong format (thanks to bad punctuation skills). 

Twitter users didn't find the tweet funny with many of them going hard at AP. Some of their tweets include:
 ‘Mess up grammar on the net & may God have mercy on your soul‘, a user wrote. 
‘Punctuation and phrasing is very, very important. @AP was just reminded of this‘, another user wrote.
 Associated Press having realised their error sent out an update. ‘CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane carrying Malaysia Airlines bodies lands in Eindhoven


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