@AP This is so deeply and grossly wrong that it has significantly shaken my trust in your entire organization. I used to think you were sort of \u2018above\u2019 everything, but this speaks to such a fundamental problem that I can\u2019t forget it.https://www.forbes.com/sites/masonbissada/2022/02/24/ap-cancels-sale-of-nft-of-migrants-floating-in-overcrowded-boat-in-mediterranean/\u00a0\u2026
A representative for The AP told Indy100 that it was "a poor choice of imagery for an NFT" and will not be available for auction.
"The tweet promoting it was also deleted. AP’s NFT marketplace is a very early pilot program, and we are immediately reviewing our efforts. As a not-for-profit, AP’s mission is to inform the world with accurate, unbiased journalism. That remains our primary focus," they continued.
In January, The AP's NFT marketplace launched. Within their press release at the time, they said it is a "not-for-profit news cooperative, proceeds go back into funding factual, unbiased AP journalism. "
One of the first NFTs offered was the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning image of a Jewish settler bravely going up against Israeli security officers in the West Bank settlement of Amon.
This NFT wouldn't have been the first to receive backlash.
The leading conservation charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF) felt the fire after releasing 'eco-friendly' NFTs and many people threatened to cancel their donations.
Indy100 reached out to Dana for comment.
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