Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Sept. 9

Due to an editing error, a Sept. 12 Industry misspelled Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan’s last name.

In a Sept. 12 Industry, April Glaser misstated that a Kickstarter employee was fired in 2018. That employee was pressured to resign, according to multiple sources familiar with the incident.

In a Sept. 10 Slatest, Molly Olmstead misspelled former Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s last name.

In a Sept. 9 Brow Beat, Matthew Phelan misstated that the original Star Trek: Discovery showrunner, Bryan Fuller, had left because of complaints from the writing staff. It was Aaron Harberts who did so.

In a Sept. 9 Brow Beat, Felix Salmon misidentified the Steven Spielberg film The Post as The Paper.

In a Sept. 6 Books, Jordan Weissmann misstated that an anti-Semitism survey was conducted by the U.N. It was conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

In a Sept. 6 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified Dmitriy Andreychenko’s weapon as an “assault rifle,” which implied that it was fully automatic rather than semi-automatic. The post also suggested incorrectly that domestic abusers have “unrestricted” access to guns; existing laws do prohibit some (but not all) individuals who have perpetrated such abuse from owning firearms.

In a June 5, 2014, Science, Jane C. Hu misstated that the W in the social science studies acronym WEIRD stands for white. It stands for Western.

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