NYT Issues Correction After Quoting Parody North Korea Twitter Account

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The New York Times was forced to issue a correction after the paper quoted from a parody Twitter account pretending to be a genuine news outlet.

The story, published on Tuesday, initially included a quote taken from a July 4 tweet from the DPRK News Service Twitter account, a parody account that purports to be the “Official news feed of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The tweet in question lambasted the U.S. administration for “drunkenly” firing “missiles into East Sea of Korea”:

It didn’t take the Times long to issue the correction, updating the story within hours of publication, but the blunder is nonetheless embarrassing for one of the top newspapers in the United States.

The correction attributes the mistake to an “editing error”:

Correction: July 4, 2017

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article attributed incorrectly a Twitter statement to the North Korean government. The North Korean government did not belittle a joint American-South Korean military exercise as “demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science,” that statement was from the DPRK News Service, a parody Twitter account.

As noted by Gizmodo blogger Matt Novak, this is not the first time a major American news outlet fell for the DPRK News Service. Outlets ranging from Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, Fox, Reuters, HuffPost, the Verge and Buzzfeed have all been fooled by the parody account.

Novak reported on the fake account as early as January 2015, which, he said, promptly got him blocked; apparently other outlets failed to take note.

The DPRK News Service Twitter account is run by two Americans, according to the Washington Post. While it isn’t always easy to tell the parody from real statements from the North Korean regime, absurd tweets such as this one tend to let the cat out of the bag:

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the official state-run news service of North Korea.

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    New Rule: if you lack the mental acuity to tell an official account from a parody, you don’t get to call yourself a journalist.

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      The show goes on, deception is the rule.

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          • Fuck you

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          • Fuck you

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            Welcome to war.

          • Fuck you
          • At least Clifford Joseph Trahan was smart enough to write the song that you stole.

          • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

            Dumb nigger! To steal something is to lie claim to it.

            Once again nigger, you don’t see a “By Line” with my name after it, this means I take no claim for the production of the nigger song

          • You lay claim to anything that you publish without attribution, by copyright law.

          • Fuck you

            Or your tone?

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    • WKP AnCap

      Haha of course not! But my shock, or lack of it, doesn’t entirely determine what stories I think are important to cover. The idea that NYT does bad work shouldn’t surprise you, but people still ought to know about the specific cases, shouldn’t they?

      On a semi-related note: I don’t think you do this particularly, John, but there seems to be a common belief that all news must be completely mind blowing and extremely shocking, otherwise it’s not worthwhile. It’s a trend I see in a lot of Internet comment sections.

      I think that mentality actually helps people stay uninformed, as SO MUCH important info ISN’T super shocking or mind blowing. In order to really understand these subjects (geopolitics broadly), it requires a lot of dry, “boring” reading. It’s doing your homework, which isn’t always fun or exciting, ya know?

      If we only ever look at the super sensational-sounding stuff—the “junk food” of journalism—we never build a solid basis for our arguments, and we walk around with unsupported, half-baked positions floating around our heads.

      Not singling anybody out, just speaking generally.

      -Will

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    It’s quite telling when even the NYT can’t seem to tell the difference between the propaganda they’re supposed to publish and parodies of it.

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    • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

      Nigger, nigger; tell them lies,
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            “Usage” of what ?

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          • There appears to be no more honor among racists than among thieves, you being both.

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            Another chimp … Just chimpin out …

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          • At least he is the original author, unlike what you plagiarised from Johnny Rebel with Niggar, Niggar.

          • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

            Do you see a “By Line” with my name at the close of the song? You sure don’t nigger!

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          • It is very easy to find Clifford Joseph Trahan’s original lyrics online, and your blatant refusal to attribute them to him constitutes plagiarism. If you’ll check the TOS, you’ll discover that you not only committed a crime by stealing another’s copyrights, you also violated the TOS of this group. Your ignorance of the law transcends the usual ignorance of racists. I’m ashamed to share your race.

          • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

            Go on nigger, cry a river of tears, call the cops, the the copyright police, call your ass sex pardner Oblahblah, I really don’t care about your nigger drivel.

          • Maybe we’ll let the webmaster provide the necessary education.

          • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

            Enough with your idle nigger threats, call the webmaster, I’ll tell him your call will be coming in shortly … nigger

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          • My email is already in his inbox.

          • Jeff

            I have taken notice now.

            Thanks.

          • Which is terrible thing to happen to nature.

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            Truly.

        • He plagiarised it from Johnny Rebel, since it lacks attribution.

  • Fuck you

    Next?

  • Fuck you
  • Fuck you

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    • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

      The chimp of Delaware can actually take screen shots.

      • Fuck you

        Yes he can.

        He can also write and think.

        Like it or not YOU are the enemy in our country.

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        • He is one of the many domestic enemies that the military is supposed to support and protect the Constitution against.

          • Fuck you

            We The People are supposed to do that.

            They now call us “Trolls” but they have no idea what that means. It’s only another word to them.

            Stand with me, D_3.

            It’s here.

          • I think I already am, philosophically. What’s it?

          • Fuck you

            Revolution. Peaceful if we can. By force of arms if necessary.

          • I fully expect that it will be by secession of many states, which might lead back to the original 13 remaining in the union. I’m not too concerned about it because I live in the most heavily armed per capita and least populated of the lower 48. We have everything we need to be self-sufficient outside of nuclear power, and there is little interest in that, here. The Russian government is a minority owner of the holder of the majority of the state’s uranium, and they can have it all, if they have a use for it.

          • Fuck you

            Excuse for a bit. I am in the process of moving a flock of chickens with as little stress as possible.

            I shall return to continue our discussion.

            My name is Jeff. I live in KS, but hail from the South. Texas mostly. You knew me as COB, and before that as CB.

            Please brother, do not use those screen names.

            I am Jeff to you.

          • Only if you change your screen name to that, as I don’t worry about anything else, and your current screen name is going to keep more tension than any agreement on the group.

          • Jeff

            Done. Give me a moment.

          • Jeff

            Done.

          • Now, if you could just sanitize it to remove the stench it brought with it. In any case, welcome back, Jeff.

          • Jeff

            This I cannot do. The stench surrounds us all. I am as guilty as you are and you are guilty as I am.

            Thank you D-3

            Please ask the hate-speakers to stop. It is intolerable to me.

          • I have no control over the hate-speakers.
            You would have been better to start a new account instead of just changing your screen name, but done is done.
            Have you noticed that Pat Taylor is gone?

          • Jeff

            Yes. I was hunting him.

            I’ll go start a new account soon. My problem with that is I have no cell#. Plus it’s really hot here now.

            Thanks.

          • I didn’t need any phone number to open this account, and when I didn’t specify a screen number, they gave me one.
            You and Pat Taylor have both had posts redesignated as “Guest” in the thread, so the moderator couldn’t tell you apart from him, FWIW.

          • Jeff

            It’s all good now.

            Public apology tendered.

          • And accepted. Welcome back.

          • Fuck you

            Chickens are home. It was fun.

      • They are harder than your pot shots.

        • Pat Taylor ╚(ಠ_ಠ)=┐

          And your clever quipps … They have obviously leaked out of the little hole in your head – eh ? –

  • Fuck you

    Are you beginning to see how this works, boys and girls?

    Doubt it. You had best hit Google and learn some new words or I will teach you.

    You called me out of retirement. You tendered the offer of war.

    I accepted.

    What are you going to do now? Call me names? Hah!

    The wolf is amongst your flock and he is hungry.

  • Fuck you

    Beg your disgust masters for sanctuary.

    It will avail you naught.

    For we are legion.

  • Fuck you

  • Fuck you

  • Jeff

    Seriously? A consensus was reached and you censor me again?

    All the while allowing outright hate speech?

    Give me the owner of this site. I have grievances I wish to redress.

  • Jeff

    Do you think I am joking?

    Get your owner here for a public meeting. Face me.

  • Jeff

    Get your owner here.

  • Jeff

    A nod to the mods.

    Thanks guys and gals.

  • SP_88

    When I first saw the title, I remembered that someone else did the same thing by being fooled by that parody Twitter account. And they made an ass of themselves then too.
    How hard is it for a large news organization to vet their sources? It makes me wonder how many other news organizations are doing this. Not necessarily with this Twitter account, but with other sources that are unreliable or not true.
    Most of the time these propaganda mills just make shit up anyway. So it shouldn’t be a surprise when they get caught doing something like this.
    And I’m sure it won’t be the last time either.