The New York Times caused an uproar on Wednesday with a now-deleted tweet and now-updated story that originally said “airplanes” were responsible for the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
“18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today, families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died,” the Times’ verified Twitter account wrote in a message accompanying a story about 9/11 victims being remembered at Ground Zero.
The 9/11 anniversary message was immediately met with harsh criticism and was swiftly deleted.
“We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated,” the Times tweeted.
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