Goof-prone DD

BY SN| IN Media Watch Briefs | 24/12/2014
On December 24, the official Twitter account of Doordarshan News posted a picture of PM Modi in discussion with senior BJP colleagues. The accompanying text, though, read: “JINGLE ALL THE WAY !!!...A man dressed as Santa Claus feeds monkeys ahead of #Christmas at a zoo in #China”. DD was quick to realize the mistake though and, a few minutes later, tweeted a clarification: “An unrelated picture was inadverently placed by side of the China zoo story. We have removed the tweet”.
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