CNN report on giant hornets puts Hong Kong in South America

·Senior News Editor

CNN recently took a wrong turn while reporting on a giant hornet outbreak in China by putting Hong Kong on the map — in South America.

By the looks of things, someone at the network seemed to think that the vibrant Asian city was in or near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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This isn't the first time CNN has had geography challenges — the news network had trouble spelling "Winnipeg" during a report last October, getting it wrong twice onscreen.

(Image courtesy Twitter user @traciglee)

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