Call it a Freudian tweet.
An official from France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s office directed more than 5,000 Twitter followers to a lingerie and costume catalog of “sexy party dresses” when tweeting about a new the country’s policy on terrorist financing. The tweet was tagged with the hashtags #AlQaeda and #Terrorism.
Equally troubling: It took officials took more than a day to apologize, scrub the DILA (Legal and Administrative Information Directorate) tweet, and post the correct link, despite followers noting the flub.
— Pierrick Filippi (@PierrickFil) August 12, 2013
Officials blamed a “URL bug” for the error. That might be true: The DILA used a URL shortener, which doesn’t always work.
That, or Ayrault just found out what his staff really browses at work.