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NBC News Sends Correction over Twitter

NBC News had to make a correction over Twitter last night after it had Tweeted incorrect information shortly before the evening newscasts. The network reported that the Sanford, FL police department had issued a request for the arrest of George Zimmerman.

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Per FL state attorney’s office: Sanford PD have filed a capias(request to arrest) George Zimmerman on charges related to #TrayvonMartin

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Clarification: NBC News confirmed with FL State attorney’s office that PD sent a capias (request to arrest) Zimmerman soon after shooting.

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(If you retweeted first Tweet about capias, please RT follow up. Important to put timing in context.) #TrayvonMartin

Speaking of Tweets, here’s an important one that just crossed the wire from the ABC News Twitter feed.

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