The Things Copy Editors Notice


An editing error in this paragraph from a CNN story a few weeks ago caught my eye.

“DHS’ acting Director of Cyber Division of the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Samuel Liles, said that by late September, the intelligence community concluded that 21 states ‘were potentially targeted by Russian government-linked cyber actors’ with scanning of Internet-connected election systems.”

In all fairness, I should say that the error might not be an error in every editing style. But I still say it was the wrong call. Here's my column that explains what I mean.


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