CSIS tells Amnesty International “suck it” over Ferguson tweet
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.