'North Korea has launched A Missile', Japan Mistakenly TWEETS Attack to 40,000 FollowersSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 09:32
'North Korea has launched A Missile', Japan Mistakenly TWEETS Attack to 40,000 Followers
OFFICIALS in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced today after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.
By: Charlotte Meredith
Published Wed, April 10, 2013
The city, south of Tokyo, prematurely fired its tweet, announcing "North Korea has launched a missile."
There were also blank spaces included where the exact time of the launch was supposed to have been written, indicating that the tweet was most likely meant to be saved as a draft for when the Pyongyang government does give its order to fire.
"We received a call from one of our followers who had noticed the mistake. We had the tweet ready and waiting, but for an unknown reason it was dispatched erroneously," said a city official.