Twitter Goofs – This Day in History

Twitter Goofs

One of my daily contents on twitter is This day in History with the # tag #history. Everyday I publish a couple of impotant events that happened on that day in history.

Yesterday, amongst others I had published the following tweet:

GoldenTwineComGoldenTwineCom
This day in History
Mar 25 1941 Yugoslavia joined the Axis powers. #history
about 8 hours ago from web

The next morning, once I opened my twitter account, I found an anguished reply to that post:

Twitter UserAnonymous
@GoldenTwineCom don’t lie about Yugoslavia like this, get your facts straight.
about 7 hours ago from web

My first reaction was if I indeed made a mistake, or the source I relied upon misguided me. Then I checked up Wikipedia, one of the most trusted sources of information. I was relieved to learn that my facts were true.

I don’t want to make an issue out of this. But what troubles me is that when other tweeples read his response to my tweet they might get a false impression that I publish facts casually without verifying their truthfulness. This sensitive person goofed up the truth without realising the consequences.

I do make errors like anyone else, and I always welcome if someone brings to my notice the mistake I may have committed. I try my best to publish rich and varied content, interesting or breaking news, links to websites and blogs with fruitful information.

If anyone has any doubt whether I was wrong or the tweeple who complained, please refer to Wikipedia:

Yugoslavia
On 25 March 1941, fearing that Yugoslavia would be invaded otherwise, pro-Allied Prince Paul signed the Tripartite Pact with significant reservations. Unlike other Axis powers, Yugoslavia was not obligated to provide military assistance, nor to provide its territory for Axis to move military forces during the war…
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