00:03 GMT09 August 2020
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    The hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN has gone viral on social media after international broadcaster CNN messed up yet again and called Kenya “a hotbed of terror.”

    Is anyone surprised that CNN did it again?

    Kenyans have been excited by Obama's highly anticipated arrival to their country, only to be greeted with CNN's ignorant headline "President Barack Obama is not just heading to his father's homeland, but to a hotbed of terror."

    People were justifiably outraged after what happened and a little later social media exploded with thousands of sarcastic comments mocking CNN's ignorance.

    Kenyans have been using the hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN, which has appeared over hundred thousand times in the past day alone. People have been using social media to criticize CNN and demand an official apology.

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