Social Media Management Company Fired After Tweeting NSFW Picture on RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac uses an automated service to post on Twitter. The service accidentally posted a NSFW (not safe for work) picture during one of its regularly scheduled tweets.

The automated service was immediately terminated, and the offending post deleted.

When asked how the tweet appeared on RealtyTrac’s feed, RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist said that the tweet was a mistake and the result of an automated service that the company immediately discontinued using…

Blomquist also said that going forward, all posts to RealtyTrac’s Twitter feed will be “reviewed by an actual person employed by RealtyTrac before posting.”

Read more about it at Housing Wire.

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Woman Insulted by Iowans After Insulting Their State on Twitter

Lauren Mayer had tweeted: Stop complaining about your life, there are people who literally live in Iowa” without provocation.

She elicited many responses from Iowans criticizing her. Some pointed out that she lives in Nebraska, which apparently wasn’t much better.

Iowa, home to the country’s kindest Midwesterners, didn’t hold back in defending their state. These Iowans wasted no time putting this salty Nebraskan in her place. Here are the best clap backs Iowa Twitter had to offer in response to this irrelevant attempt to shame our great state. Take that L, Nebraska.

Read more about it at The Tab.

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Journalist Fired After Tweet Expressing Discomfort with Japanese Winning Indy 500 on Memorial Day

Terry Frei tweeted that “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.”

The Denver Post sports writer was promptly fired, saving his employer a lot of embarrassment. The story became national news.

Terry deleted the tweet and later wrote about the incident in very apologetic terms, but it was too late. The Denver Post did not reinstate him.

The Denver Post apologized as well, saying on Twitter that Frei’s words do “not reflect the standards and values of our organization.”

Late Monday morning, the Post sent a statement to 9NEWS, which said Terry Frei was no longer with The Denver Post.

The newspaper’s statement read in its entirety:

“We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters. Terry Frei is no longer an employee of The Denver Post. It’s our policy not to comment further on personnel issues.

The tweet doesn’t represent what we believe nor what we stand for. We hope you will accept our profound apologies.”

Read more about it at Denver 9News.

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