SO­CIAL ME­DIA SNA­FUS

Finweek English Edition - - BUSINESS -

In the US, a dig­i­tal agency’s em­ployee dropped the F-bomb in a tweet from @ ChryslerAu­tos (“I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #mo­torcity and yet no one here knows how to f***ing drive”). The staffer was fired, but Chrysler an­nounced it wouldn’t re­new the agency’s con­tract.

The largest US web do­main reg­istry com­pany, GoDaddy, came un­der fire when its gung-ho CEO, Bob Par­sons, tweeted a link to a video of him­self shoot­ing an elephant in Zim­babwe.

Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals called for a boy­cott of GoDaddy, and com­peti­tors of­fered dis­counted trans­fer rates and do­nated to elephant char­i­ties.

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