Sunday, December 11, 2016

Faked Out Of Ghana

Fake news, African style:
The original December 9 story reporting on the election of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo to the nation’s presidency claimed that Ghanaians were starving, misreported the dates that Nana Akufo-Addo ran for president in the past, and even spelled the word “Ghanaians” incorrectly.

The errors brought ridicule from Ghanaians who quickly jumped to Twitter to slam the cable network.

With their hashtag #GetitrightCNN, Ghanaian Twitter users pointed out the many errors, especially the incorrect claim that their country was so poor its people are often left starving.

One Twitter user in Ghana wrote, “I didn’t know Ghanaians ‘stand in long lines to obtain products’ or ‘struggle to obtain food’. And I live there.”
Somebody had to make things up...

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