Fact-check Friday: When your content doesn’t match your featured image.

Now, Vanessa Bayer and Chelsea Clinton do look a little bit alike, and I would not be surprised if an algorithm designed to look for facial matches in a photo repository as deep as CNN’s turned up a few false positives from one of these womens’ files when looking for the other. But if you don’t double check an algo’s work, you can end up with:

mistagged photo

I did an image search to see if this happens often, and it does seem that a few offshore newswires are confused about the difference between Chelsea Clinton and Vanessa Bayer (hint: one is involved in American politics, and the other was involved in satirizing American politics). This leads me to believe that the mistake above might be an editorial error rather than an algo one, but either way, this type of copy-image mismatch is easy to avoid. Even if you’re not sure exactly who Vanessa Bayer is, it doesn’t take more than a couple seconds to Google and find out.

Is there a copy editor in the house? Businessmen are suddenly breaking into song.

Transposition is a common error in content writing. It can either turn a word meaningless, in which case spellcheck will likely catch it, or it can turn a word into an entirely different one, in which case spellcheck will skip right over it. Behold:

Singing a letter of intent

Although business transactions in the US would be a lot more interesting if we moved towards karaoke meetings as is common in parts of Asia, I sincerely doubt this particular entrepreneur sang his letter of intent as indicated in the copy.