Slate’s Mistakes for the Week of Oct. 14

In an Oct. 18 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misidentified the correctional facility set to be closed down on Rikers Island as a prison; it is a jail.

Due to a photo provider error, the caption in an Oct. 17 Jurisprudence misspelled Fort Worth.

In an Oct. 17 Slatest, Elliot Hannon misstated when Rep. Elijah Cummings died. It was Thursday, not Tuesday.

In an Oct. 16 Life, Rachelle Hampton misspelled Slate writer Jordan Weissmann’s last name.

In an Oct. 16 Slatest, Joshua Keating misquoted President Donald Trump as saying that Turkey’s military operation in Turkey is “not our problem.” He said, “It’s not our border.”

An Oct. 15 Future Tense included two extra characters in the code snippet demonstrating “Hello, World!” A credit in the article also misidentified the National Center for Supercomputing Applications as the National Center for Supercoming Applications.

In an Oct. 15 Moneybox, Jordan Weissmann misspelled Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s last name.

In an Oct. 14 Science, Ted Williams misstated that Monsanto makes neonicotinoids when it is Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, that produces them.

In an Oct. 14 Television, Willa Paskin misspelled the actor Brian Cox’s first name.

In an Oct. 11 Industry, April Glaser misstated that Google removed a game at the request of Hong Kong police. Although Google had received the complaint, it said it had flagged the game internally and didn’t take it down as a result of a request from police.

In an Oct. 10 Jurisprudence, Frank Bowman misstated the date that the first failed impeachment effort against Andrew Johnson began. It was January 1867, not November 1867.

In an Oct. 8 Jurisprudence, Jeremy Stahl misquoted Department of Justice attorney Elizabeth Shapiro as saying, “If that same situation would be presented today, we would not be able to do the same thing.” She said, referring to Watergate Judge John Sirica’s ruling in Haldeman v. Sirica, “he” would not be able to do the same thing.

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