The American news giant, CNN, had committed a blunder apparently by mistake, the arrow with Ukrainian flag on top was pointing to Pakistan, South Asia, during its coverage of referendum in Ukraine on Sunday.
The error was quickly noticed by sharp-eyed viewers, one of them snapped the TV screen and upload the image on Twitter. Quite predictably, the post has gone viral with hundreds of users retweeting the picture and marking it as “favorite”.
Even the fact that instantly after that the channel correctly marked Slavyansk and Donetsk – where CNN journalists are located for coverage – did not save the situation.
Last year, as well, the top US news channel placed Hong-Kong wrong in South America.
Before that, the cable network outraged the Brits after its on-air map relocated their capital London miles to the north-east, in Norfolk.