Oops! See BBC mistakenly air Halo logo while reporting on the UN

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Dec 17, 2012

When you're tossing together a news report, the Internet is the perfect resource to grab those obscure government logos and placeholder clip art—just make sure you don't snag a fictional one from the Halo universe instead.

In a report discussing a conflict in Syria, which referenced the United Nations Security Council, the BBC accidentally popped up the logo for Halo's fictional United Nations Space Command. Oops.

I think it's safe to say that if the United Nations Space Command is involved, confrontation has definitely escalated.

The graphic was replaced in later broadcasts, and the BBC released a statement owning up to the mistake.

"BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen," a spokesperson said. "Unfortunately an incorrect logo was used during a segment on last week's News at One bulletin and we apologise to viewers for the mistake."

Check out a portion of the segment below:

(Via VentureBeat)