Well, the fake news press has done it again- they blamed President Trump for something that happened under the Obama administration.
Major news outlets including Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Aljazeera all published articles falsely reporting the number of children in migrated-related U.S. custody.
These outlets jumped the gun by publishing articles based on a report from the United Nations, writing Monday that the country has the world’s highest rates of detained children. The outlets reported that there are currently more than 100,000 children in immigration-related custody, which violates international law.Shelby Talcott at the Daily Caller News Foundation reports that a day later, Reuters and AFP deleted their stories after the U.N. clarified the numbers were from 2015, when President Barack Obama was in office. Neither outlet immediately responded to a request for comment on why they deleted the entire story, instead of issuing corrections and updating to reflect the numbers were from 2015.
The page where the article was featured now has a retraction on Reuters.“A Nov. 18 story headlined ‘U.S. has world’s highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study’ is withdrawn. The United Nations issued a statement on Nov. 19 saying the number was not current but was for the year 2015. No replacement story will be issued,” it reads.AFP also retracted its entire story, tweeting Tuesday that the author of the report clarified the numbers.