On Tuesday this week, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” depicted photos that showed Palestinian victims and casualties of the air raids committed by Israeli fighter jets as Israeli civilians. This sparked a twitter backlash by various viewers and led to the birth of the hashtag #TweetLikeABC, in which users post outrageous photos of both fictional and historical tragedies and blaming it on Hamas.
In response, ABC News posted this note on both it’s twitter and Facebook accounts as well as addressing it live on it’s program through Diane Sawyer herself:
ABC NEWS STATEMENT:
On Tuesday night “World News” aired a report on the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis, including attacks from both sides.
In the introduction to the story, we mistakenly identified a family depicted in a still photo.
They are Palestinian, not Israeli.
We regret the error and will correct it.
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