We think it’s safe to say tensions are high right about now in regards to what’s going on in North Korea these days. We recently saw Anonymous attempt to take matters into their own hands, but it looks like their efforts did nothing to curb North Korea’s efforts into launching a nuclear attack. It would seem they’re not the only ones who misfired as the Japanese city of Yokohama mistakingly tweeted out a message saying North Korea had launched a missile.
“North Korea has launched a missile” was published on @yokohama_saigai at around noon local time and stayed up there for its 40,000 followers to read for nearly 20 minutes. City officials realized the mistake once they received calls from local followers who were worried about its message, to which officials proceeded to delete the message and issued an apology.
The mistake couldn’t have come at a worse time as South Korean news agencies recently confirmed North Korea could launch a mid-range missile “at any time.” We’re hoping there won’t be any more messages like this one in the near future, but hope probably won’t change the mind of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.