Calling Doctor Strangelove: Media Almost Starts World War III With “Fake News” North Korea Headline

dr_strangelove_peter_sellers_desktop_3342x2511_wallpaper-316918Alternate Headline: Mainstream Media are so lazy that no one bothers to proofread computer translated Chinese Media feeds before publication.

Via Zero Hedge: Chinese Media Almost Sets Off Military Action With Erroneous North Korea Headline | Zero Hedge

As expected – and feared – during the annual “Day of the Sun” celebration parade (celebrating the birth of the nation’s founder), Bloomberg blasted a headline that Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that North Korea has fired a projectile.


On its website, Bloomberg immediately picked up the story, and ran with “North Korea Fires Projectile Media, Says Xinhua” (at a url which still reads: ““)

However, it appears that the headline scanning algos made a collosal error, and that Xinhua interpreted events quite incorrectly as it was, as CBC and Reuters reports, the appearance of a new submarine-launched missile at the parade for the first time:

Wartime “Fake News” by mainstream journalists is downright dangerous.

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