CSIS tells Amnesty International “suck it” over Ferguson tweet

By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

August 19, 2014 | 2 min read

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”.

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?

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.

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