Since Sunday evening, we’ve been updating our article about a marriage proposal in the new Spider-Man game to better reflect the dynamics and details of the situation. The ex-girlfriend in the story, who has been harassed in the fallout of the proposal’s coverage, denies dating the ex-boyfriend’s brother, a detail we share anew on our site to try to ward off further harassment.

We recognize quite clearly what we could and should have done better in our coverage of this. The buck stops with me, and I’m sorry that in this instance we let our readers and the people we cover down.