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USA Today gets nuked, ends up deleting wildly ‘off’ tweet to explain MOAB

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USA Today was dragged over the coals for running a factually incorrect illustration explaining the MOAB dropped in Afghanistan.

The publication tweeted the illustration Thursday of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the “Mother of all Bombs,” to offer some comparative perspective. The MOAB was dropped by the U.S. on an ISIS tunnel compound in Afghanistan Thursday.

But USA Today got an important part of its math wrong.

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Twitter users scorched the publication for its misleading illustration.

USA Today eventually deleted its tweet, which was saved forever by some Twitter users.

An updated tweet was posted with a corrected illustration and a separate note about the “incorrectly stated” information.

While the correction was welcome, the damage and resulting pummeling of the publication for its error, lived on.

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Frieda Powers

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