NEW YORK – Chief Executive Officer of Twitter Jack Dorsey apologized on Thursday after the microblogging service hosted a racist ad promoting white supremacy.
The ad titled “‘New Article: The United States Was Founded as a White People’s Republic’ on NEW ORDER website” showed eight white children in a field.
The tweet was linked to an article titled “The United States Was Founded as a White People’s Republic” on the website of the New Order, a Neo-Nazi group.
But the ad instead of generating revenue stirred outrage on social media against the racism being promoted.
However, Jack realized the mistake soon and offered an apology for that.
We made a mistake here and we apologize. Our automated system allowed an ad promoting hate. Against our policy. We did a retro and fixed! https://t.co/7gvycmzpsm
— 🚶🏽jack (@jack) November 17, 2016
Our ads policy prohibits abusive content, hateful conduct. Our automated system missed one yesterday. We fixed and learned from our mistake.
— Twitter Advertising (@TwitterAds) November 17, 2016