Yahoo News ran a correction to a story Friday that incorrectly referred to President Barack Obama's birthplace as Kenya.
"President Barack Obama makes the first extended trip to Africa of his presidency next week - but he won't be stopping in the country of his birth," wrote Yahoo's White House reporter Rachel Rose Hartman, before the story was corrected.
About 90 minutes later, the story was changed to say: "President Barack Obama makes the first extended trip to Africa of his presidency next week - but he won't be stopping in his ancestral homeland."
A correction is now stripped accross the top of the story, saying: "An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the president's birthplace."
Obama, who was born in Hawaii, a fact that state officials have confirmed, released his long-form birth certificate in 2011 in the hopes of putting to rest claims by the "birther" movement that he was born in Kenya.
Twitter was flooded with criticism of the reporter, with some calling for her to be fired.
Yahoo News goes birther! On Obama's Africa trip, he won't stop in Kenya, "the country of his birth" | http://t.co/mCifuKXh5g - Mike Doran (@Doranimated) June 21, 2013
Tell me this isn't real... RT @allanbrauer: Meet Birther @rachelrhartman before she's fired from Yahoo! News. http://t.co/0qmpht0YiF - Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) June 21, 2013
Hey @YahooNews, your reporter Rachel Hartman has gone full #birther. What are you doing about it? cc @TheObamaDiary pic.twitter.com/eLzGj5xBYj - RitaC (@rchakras) June 21, 2013Via Yahoo News, Talking Points Memo