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Twitter CEO Apologizes for ‘Automated’ Promotion of White Supremacist Ad

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized today after a report revealed that a white supremacist ad was being promoted on the social networking site.

Vice’s Motherboard reported yesterday on how someone came across the following promoted ad on Twitter:

Ariana Lenarsky told Motherboard, “Twitter normalized, promoted, and profited off of Nazi white supremacy propaganda. I should not have to explain to Twitter why promoting Nazi propaganda on their website is a dangerous and immoral thing to do.”

A spokesperson for Twitter told Motherboard yesterday that “it looks like the screenshot in that tweet is either old or photoshopped.”

That, well, pissed off Lenarsky:

She said she’s leaving Twitter until this is dealt with.

Well, Dorsey himself got wind of the ad and tweeted an apology this afternoon:

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