CNN on Monday aired the Social Security number and phone number of George Zimmerman, who is on trial for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
At 12:16 p.m. EDT, CNN broadcast a photocopy of a document that included Mr. Zimmerman's address, date of birth, Social Security number and phone number, Politico first reported. The document aired on screen as it was presented in court to the jury.
CNN spokespeople did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the public disclosure of Mr. Zimmerman's information.
Hundreds of Twitter users already have taken to the social media platform to express their glee and/or outrage of the error.
"Hahahaa! Now the whole world has #Zimmerman's social security number!!! Lmbooo!! Now HE can be victimized!!!! #JusticeForTrayvon," one user wrote.
"Sleazy irresponsible CNN shows Zimmerman's DL# and social security# on live TV...the thugs jump at it & pass it #SICK," another user said.
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