REPORT: Outlets Scramble To Retract After Realizing UN Report Cites Data Under Obama Instead Of Trump
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Multiple outlets deleted entire stories Tuesday after falsely reporting the number of children in migrant-related U.S. custody.
Outlets including Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Aljazeera jumped on a report from the United Nations, writing Monday that the country has the world’s highest rate of detained children. The outlets reported that there are currently more than 100,000 children in immigration-related custody, which violates international law.
The article goes on to state the following:
A day later, Reuters and AFP deleted their stories after the U.N. clarified the numbers were from 2015, when former President Barack Obama was in office. AFP did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why it no longer felt the numbers were newsworthy after being informed they were from 2015.
AFP is withdrawing this story.
The author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration-related US detention, but the total number of children in migration-related US detention in 2015.
We will delete the story. https://t.co/p30UjEWl7u
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 19, 2019
“The United Nations issued a statement on Nov. 19 saying the number was not current but was for the year 2015. ” https://t.co/EcVpVOv76B
— Tim Kessler (@timothykessler) November 20, 2019
The embedded article references a Huffington Post article. The HuffPo article came from Reuters. Reuters has since pulled their story because the UN study was from 2015.
— Analog Moe 〽️ (@AnalogMoe) November 19, 2019
Outlets Retract Stories After Realizing Report Actually Cites How Many Children The Obama Administration Detained https://t.co/ITn6aNma5h
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 20, 2019
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