Several Reuters blog posts claimed that the Free Syrian Army was withdrawing from major cities and acquiring chemicals weapons from Libya. The news agency now says the posts were fake, as their blogging platform had been hacked.
The company suspended blogging on Friday, and no new posts have been made since.
“Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday,” Thomson Reuters, the news agency’s parent company, said in a statement. “Our blogging platform was compromised and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists.”
The bogus posts have now been removed, though their cached versions are still available online.