The New York Times has corrected an article which erroneously referred to the “Great Recession” as “the time of the fall and the cold rocks”.
One of its editors, had installed a software that added references to the snakes, to the web sites.
The replacement was lost and it was published on the internet, but does not appear in the print edition of the journal.
The newspaper blamed an “editing error involving a satire of the text of the exchange of the web browser extension”.
The Millennials of the Snake People add-on for the Google Chrome browser was created by programmer Eric Bailey, who had noticed an increase in the news blaming the so-called millennials for the world’s problems.
He decided to change the term “millennials” to “the serpent”, in news articles and web sites, and to do that the other snake references, it would be funny.
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The New York Times correction that offers readers a “pro” tip ” to avoid errors, advising: “turn Off your Millennials to the Snake People extension when you copy and paste.”
The error appeared in an article fact-checking the President, Donald Trump claims the trade deficit.
In 2016, the Wired magazine made a similar mistake and published an article in which Donald Trump, the name was replaced with “someone with small hands”.
The error committed in the past, the magazine’s production team, who had assumed that it was a joke intentionally.