A couple days ago, Newsweek published a story titled “How an Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken.” The report naturally was picked up by several outlets and retweeted and shared countless times. Now that the “fake news” has spread far and wide, Newsweek looked into it and took it all back:

The media’s coming rush to blame everything on “bots” will mean this certainly be the last time something like that happens:

Report first, ask questions later!

They wanted it to be true so badly, which unfortunately is enough of an editorial standard for some media outlets.