The worst nightmare for any social media manager came true for Yahoo Finance late Thursday night when its Twitter account accidentally tweeted a racist slur.
The tweet was linking story for President-elect Donald Trump’s desire for a bigger navy. As you can see below, Yahoo’s tweet was supposed to say “bigger.” Instead, the tweeter accidently misspelled the word with an ‘n.’
We deleted an earlier tweet due to a spelling error. We apologize for the mistake.— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) January 6, 2017
But still, the account, which is followed by 718,000 people, got roasted for the error.
Yahoo twitter right now pic.twitter.com/92JXFD5azM— Wahl (@TVWahl) January 6, 2017
And now, of course, would be a good time for Twitter to actually add the possibility of editing tweets.
Yahoo Finance would have appreciated that option Thursday night.