Thomas Bridge 14 May 2014

Twitter gaffe sees exec board branded ‘pathetic’ by own council

Twitter gaffe sees exec board branded ‘pathetic’ by own council image

A council has described its own executive board as ‘pathetic’ in a twitter blunder blamed on multi-tasking difficulties faced by male members of staff.

Live Twitter updates from a Wrexham Council meeting took an unusual turn when a spelling error labelled councillors with the offensive moniker.

@Wrechamcbc – the council’s official Twitter feed – said: ‘Pathetic Exec Board agree the recommendations, including a deferral on the grounds maintenance budget for 15/16’.

While the error was swiftly taken down, eagle eyed social media users quickly took the town hall to task.

After tweeting a simple ‘Oops!’, Wrexham’s Twitter feed described the error as ‘proof why men are no good at multi-tasking’.

Wrexham Council sent an amended tweet later that morning:

A council spokesperson said: ‘We hold our hands (and big sausage fingers) up – we fell victim to the dreaded predictive text. We noticed the error and the tweet was removed promptly.’

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