07/29/2014 02:25 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2014

AP Backtracks On Gaza Tweet After Complaints About Bias


The AP revised a tweet about the conflict between Israel and Gaza on Tuesday, the second time the news outlet has clarified a tweet in a week.

The AP tweeted this early Tuesday morning for a story about legislators trying to finalize $225 million in aid for Israel: Later that morning, the news organization wrote a revision:

The original tweet prompted complaints from readers:

The way the media has covered the conflict in the Middle East has prompted allegations of bias from both sides.

Last week, the AP also had to clarify a tweet that made it sound like the plane carrying the bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims back to the Netherlands had crashed.

(h/t Romenesko)