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  • When reporting on tech, it’s easy to get the details wrong. The Guardian’s article on Taylor Swift and her Amazon concert erred in reporting on her statement about her masters catalogue. The July 12 correction reads: “This article was amended on 12 July 2019. An earlier version said that Taylor Swift’s statement about the sale of her masters catalogue was made “in the classic iPhone Notes screenshot style.” The article was amended to reflect that the statement was actually made via Tumblr.”

2. What is the capital of Nigeria?

A July 12 NPR correction:

“In a previous version of this episode, we mistakenly said Lagos is the capital of Nigeria. In fact, Abuja is the capital.”

3. Forgot to say conviction was quashed!

Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported politician Pauline Hanson was convicted of electoral fraud, but didn’t mention she got the conviction quashed.

The June 11 correction:

The Drum: On 11 June the presenter of The Drum stated that Pauline Hanson had been convicted and jailed for electoral fraud. The program should have made clear that after an appeal to the Court of Appeal the conviction was quashed.”

4. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pretty well-known, but NPR still mixed up her political party in a story about the Democratic party.

NPR added the following July 11 correction:

“An earlier caption mistakenly said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, is a Republican.”

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