This morning, AOL published a tweet saying that sources confirmed that Joe Biden will enter the presidential race. The link in the tweet was broken. Here is a screenshot:
— lobsterstyle (@lobsterstyle) October 25, 2015
They eventually noticed their mistake (after several hours of the tweet being live) and corrected.
Retraction: A factually inaccurate tweet about an outdated Joe Biden story has been deleted. We regret any confusion we may have caused.
— AOL.com (@AOL) October 25, 2015
That didn’t stop the relentless amount of mockery for AOL being, well, AOL.
Poor aol https://t.co/3ifkY0GiWG
— Rod Noir (@Rod_Noir) October 25, 2015
When your internet is still dial-up https://t.co/4FzwTRkhbq
— Jim Halper (@_CasanovaJr) October 25, 2015
OOP! AOL got caught using their dialup Internet service again. ☎️ https://t.co/7tZR2ueP4d
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) October 25, 2015
AOL's stream of his speech last week must still be buffering https://t.co/Yl0TxEssON
— PolkPanther (@polkpanther) October 25, 2015
Go home AOL you're drunk! https://t.co/5F5mByqvCM
— The Notorious T.I.M. (@BionicBombshell) October 25, 2015
In fairness, AOL's primary source for this was a drunk guy at the bar last night. https://t.co/OqyoZvcWyR
— Mr Media Training (@MrMediaTraining) October 25, 2015
More like ALOL amirite https://t.co/flqpybrOYf
— Fred Merkle (@Fred_Merkle) October 25, 2015
AOL gonna AOL https://t.co/42SyjxNqf1
— Michael (@deeeebers17) October 25, 2015
AOL reporting live from last week https://t.co/6zCMCA02MJ
— Jimmy Donofrio (@JimmyDonofrio) October 25, 2015
While the tweet isn’t accurate today, could it be at some point?
— Amy JayBee (@BossClaw) October 25, 2015