Right after 9:30AM ET today, Dow Jones fell victim to publishing fake headlines about Google acquiring Apple through its newswire, according to reports on Twitter. First spotted by 9to5Mac, this apparently happened because of a “technical error.”
$GOOG $AAPL by Dow Jones… I guess you guys have some explaining to do pic.twitter.com/402KaCcQJz
— Trader 53 (@trader_53) October 10, 2017
In a statement to 9to5Mac, the Dow Jones apologize for the error. “Please disregard the headlines that ran on Dow Jones Newswires between 9:34AM ET and 9:36AM ET. Due to a technical error, the headlines were published. All of those headlines are being removed from the wires. We apologize for the error.”
Dow Jones’ newswire sent out a number of alerts about Google buying Apple for $9 billion. It said that the deal was set to close tomorrow, while also mentioning that Steve Jobs approved of this deal in his will. Of course this is fake news, and thankfully there was no havoc caused in either company’s stock because of his error.