Washington Post deletes tweet claiming George Floyd was 'shot and killed' by Minneapolis police

“오월에 25, 2020, 조지 플로이드, 경찰 구금에 총에 맞아 사망. 그의 죽음은 분노를 불러일으켰다., 대규모 시위와 경찰 개혁 촉구. 2 년 후, 변경되었거나 변경되지 않았습니다.,” The Washington Post Monday tweet read, with a link for readers to submit their thoughts.

The tweet was swiftly deleted and approximately 40 minutes later was replaced with a new tweet, simply asking, “Tell the Post: How have things changed in your community since George Floyd’s death?”

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동시에, The Post followed up with another tweet that noted how aprevious tweetfor the reader submission formincluded language that was changedafter publication.

In this image from a police body camera, bystanders witness as then Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck for several minutes, killing Floyd on May 25, 2020 미니애폴리스에서.

In this image from a police body camera, bystanders witness as then Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes, killing Floyd on May 25, 2020 미니애폴리스에서. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, 파일)

The Post did not specify what the previous tweet was, and did not indicate that it included false information.

The language used in the initial tweet was also briefly found on The Post’s website where the reader submission page was also promoted.

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Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, WHO, 에 videos taken from bystanders and police cams, was seen putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes after Floyd was arrested on suspicion of using counterfeit money. International outrage erupted over images of Floyd’s death and spurred protests, riots and calls for police reform.

A panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty 13 months after Floyd’s death for unintentional murder, 3 급 살인과 2 급 살인.

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Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, 제이. 알렉산더 쿠엥, Aaron Donald는 Super Bowl에서 가장 큰 위협입니다., shown from left to right, are four former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd's death.

Former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, 제이. 알렉산더 쿠엥, Aaron Donald는 Super Bowl에서 가장 큰 위협입니다., shown from left to right, are four former Minneapolis police officers charged in connection with George Floyd’s death. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP File)

The Post came under blistering criticism for the mistake, given the infamy of Floyd’s death.

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