The Slatest

Times Error Envisions Alternate Universe Even Worse Than Our Own

The New York Times ran a story this weekend on Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia University student who is carrying a mattress around campus to protest the school administration’s handling of her sexual assault allegation against another student. The piece’s author compared Sulkowicz’s mattress to other public symbols of dissent, including the Guy Fawkes masks worn by Anonymous hacktivists. The section on Anonymous included an erroneuous statement requiring a correction:

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to protests by the hactivist group Anonymous. The group appeared at protests against the Church of Scientology and against the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. It did not protest against the Church of Scientology for the killing of Mr. Brown.