NY Times, CBS, Daily Mail… all make #FAKENEWS with their claim that “Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions”
Feb 7: Yemen Has Had Enough
The Claim: “Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions.”
The Source: The New York Times, CBS News, the Daily Mail and others.
The Facts: Several newsrooms published reports stating Yemen had ordered U.S. Special Operations to cease anti-terror operations on its soil. These stories relied entirely on anonymous U.S. officials.
The Associated Press threw cold water on this narrative on Feb. 8 with an on-the-record quote from a Yemeni government official.
“Yemen continues to cooperate with the United States and continues to abide by all the agreements,” Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi told the AP, stressing that earlier reports alleging his government had ordered U.S. forces to cease operation were simply “not true.”
An example of a #fakenews headline:
Here is the Yemeni government refuting the #fakenews: Link
Here are some headlines that have since followed the #fakenews articles published in early February 2017: