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Reuters corrected its Aug. 21 news release that Muammar Gaddafi “has been detained” via Twitter. The news outlet’s original information suggested that Muammar Gaddafi was “detained” when in fact it was his son.

The corrected tweet stated:

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“CORRECTED-ICC SAYS SAIF AL-ISLAM, GADDAFI’S SON, HAS BEEN DETAINED, NOT LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADDAFI”

The original tweet, sent four minutes earlier, stated: “ICC PROSECUTOR’S SPOKESWOMAN SAYS HAS CONFIRMATION GADDAFI HAS BEEN DETAINED”

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