The Associated Press has decided to remove some of its popular “vulnerable” articles after an outcry from people who said it was misleading and biased.
The Associated American News, which has a reputation for being reliable and fact-checked, said Monday that it will remove articles that do not include the words “vulnerability,” “vulnerabilities,” “risk,” “threat” and “threat.”
“We decided to delete some of the more misleading headlines and headlines that had the potential to mislead readers about how vulnerable people are,” the AP said in a statement.
The news outlet added that it would also remove “false or misleading claims that have been found to be misleading.”
“The AP is committed to providing accurate information about the risks posed by viruses, malware, and other threats to the American public and to U.S. government systems,” the news outlet said.
“However, some headlines on the news site were misleading and misleading claims were made.
We want to assure our readers that we have not made these headlines intentionally and we take responsibility for the mistakes.”
The news outlets decision follows an outcry in the wake of the recent coronavirus pandemic.
In the wake the virus was first identified, several organizations and people began circulating videos and photos showing people displaying signs of the virus.
The viral threat posed by the virus, which was first discovered in February, has since killed more than 11,000 people in more than 190 countries.