Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Aug. 19

In an Aug. 22 Politics, Jordan Weissmann misspelled conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root’s middle name.

In an Aug. 21 War Stories, Fred Kaplan misstated that Japan had purchased the Senkaku Islands from another country. They were purchased from private owners.

In an Aug. 20 Future Tense, Rose Eveleth misstated that patent attorney David Stein said one company had filed to have a patent withdrawn from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because it might be perceived as creepy. The company refiled it with different language.

In an Aug. 20 Jurisprudence, Maura Ewing misstated that U.S. Attorney William McSwain was not present at the Philadelphia mass shooting. He was there, his spokeswoman said.

In an Aug. 20 Politics, Dahlia Lithwick misstated that Lou Dobbs works for Fox News. He works for Fox Business Network. She also misstated that the driver of the vehicle who ran into protesters in Rhode Island worked for ICE. He works for a prison that works with ICE.

In an Aug. 18 Brow Beat, Matthew Dessem misspelled Tituss Burgess’ first name.

The Aug. 15 Political Gabfest show page misspelled author Jia Tolentino’s last name.

In a Feb. 14, 2013, Science, Mary Mycio misstated that the Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs were the world’s oldest pornography. They are among some of the world’s oldest pornography.

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