Business news channel CNBC deleted a story and a tweet that said that the Rev. Jesse Jackson had died at the age of 81.
In a tweet from the public relations department, the channel said the error was caused while “attempting to troubleshoot a technical issue.”
CNBC apologized to Rev. Jackson and readers for the error.
Publishing obituaries of people who are still alive is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in journalism. The practice even has its own Wikipedia page.