New York Times email list misshap

Josh Peterson Contributor
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An email from the New York Times that was supposed to go to about 300 subscribers was instead accidentally blasted to 8.6 million people, the newspaper reported.

The email sent out Wednesday told people they’d cancelled their print subscription, and urged them to reconsider by offering a special discount — 50% off for 16 weeks. The message sparked an immediate and widespread reaction on Twitter from New York Times readers who thought the Grey Lady had been hacked.

Full Story: Woops! NYT sent email meant for 300 readers to 8 million people