The LA Times made a huge mistake and Twitter users responded HILARIOUSLY

With social media and 24 hour rolling news, it's hard to remember a time when we didn't know everything going on as soon as it happened. So when the LA Times tweeted an article stating that there had been an 6.8 earthquake in Isle Vista, Twitter users were shocked.

Shocked, but more confused... as the earthquake took place in 1925.

The LA Times seriously regretted its use of an algorithm program called 'Quakebot' that automatically writes stories on earthquakes, as it released the article based on a system glitch.


Whilst the LA Times were quick to remedy the error, in true Twitter fashion, people came out in all their glory to ruthlessly mock them. Some comforted 'Quakebot'..

Others seized the opportunity to make hilarious puns:

Many joked about the cause of the delay

Whilst some Twitter users even tried to look at the bright side:

Maybe in 85 years time the LA Times will report about the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch. We'll just have to wait and see.

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