Yahoo’s inadvertently racist tweet highlights importance of editing

Its financial arm’s social media team touted a news story with a typo that changed its meaning drastically, opening the organization up to ridicule from folks online.

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Yahoo Finance’s social media team highlighted that truth Thursday evening when it tweeted a news story with the text: “Trump wants a much bigger navy. Here’s how much it’ll cost.”

At least, that’s what the team meant to post.

Instead, an “n” replaced the “b” on “bigger”—the two letters are adjacent on the keyboard—changing the tweet entirely and making it fodder for caustic barbs from a bevy of Twitter users.

When autocorrect goes wrong.@YahooFinance

— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) January 6, 2017

Many seized the opportunity to make jokes about how a not exactly “bigger” navy might look, while others piled on with snark over the organization’s social media prowess:

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