Department of Education gets slammed for misspelling and typo in tweets

The agency’s social media team shared a post celebrating civil rights leader, W.E.B. Du Bois. However, Twitter users were quick to point out that his name was incorrectly spelled.

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The department—whose new chief, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed last week—took a beating on Twitter after misspelling civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois’ name in a tweet.

Here’s the original post:

Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life. – W.E.B. DeBois

— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) February 12, 2017

Several high-profile users were quick to point out the gaffe, along with the irony of the Department of Education (of all agencies) getting it wrong:

.@usedgov *W.E.B. Du Bois

All good. Not like this is the official Twitter for the US Department of Education. 😒

— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) February 12, 2017

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