Tweetdeck was to blame for the word “f*cking” being sent out through the official Chrysler Twitter account, the person responsible has claimed.
The lawyer acting for Scott Bartosiewicz, who lost his job at New Media Strategy, the former social media agency for Chrysler, after he tweeted “I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f*cking drive,” has claimed it was due to Tweetdeck that the tweet was sent through the wrong feed.
As a result of the tweet going out through Chrysler’s feed, and then being retweeted before it could be deleted, New Media Strategy was fired from the account.
Tweetdeck allows users to switch from multiple accounts, and Bartosiewicz claims that the tweet was intended to be sent through his own personal Twitter account, and that he had deleted the Chrysler account from his version of Tweetdeck a long time ago.
Speaking to WXYA, his attorney claimed: “"A simple web search shows a number of other users have encountered the same issues."
However, Tweetdeck has since responded by saying that it was unaware of any such problem, but was willing to look into it.
Bartosiewicz has since apologised for the mistake.