As Amnesty International took to Twitter to discuss America’s human rights record with pressure rising over the Ferguson demonstrations, think tank CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) retorted that the charity should “suck it”.
Now deleted, the reply read “Your work has saved far fewer lives than American interventions. So suck it”.
— Galal (@GalalAmrG) August 19, 2014
CSIS has now deleted the tweet and sent an apology saying the message was sent “in error” – an employee sending from a work account instead of personal account, perhaps?
Our sincerest apologies to @Amnesty & our followers. Our last tweet was sent in error. We're reviewing internal policies for social media.
— CSIS (@CSIS) August 19, 2014
This would not be the first time an employee accidentally sent a message from a work account: an employee of New Media Strategies was fired after tweeting from client Chrysler’s account.
Demonstrations have been taking place in Ferguson following unarmed teen Michael Brown being shot by the police.