Teen Vogue spreading misinformation to its adolescent and young adult readers is nothing new.
Last Friday it published an opinion piece about the killing of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani (“Donald Trump’s Order to Kill Iranian Leader Qasem Soleimani Feels Like World War 3, but We Must Say No to War With Iran,” January 3, 2020).
The subheading of that piece states that “In this op-ed, Lucy Diavolo breaks down the latest news on a U.S. airstrike in Iran that killed a top official and how it represents a serious threat of increased violence.” In fact, Qassem Soleimani was killed in Baghdad, which is in Iraq, not Iran.
Despite multiple contacts from CAMERA, Teen Vogue failed to correct this frankly ridiculous error.
Diavolo also states that she relied on reporting from Al Jazeera, despite that publication’s ties to the Qatari government, and that she got at least some of her information from a series of memes.
The teen fashion magazine has proven once again that it is completely out of its element when it tries to write about current events.
Update, January 8: After publication of this article, Teen Vogue corrected this error. It now reads, “In this op-ed, Lucy Diavolo breaks down the latest news on a U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian official and how it represents a serious threat of increased violence.”