The Department of Education recently learned that it’s important to proofread your tweets.
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 pic.twitter.com/Re4cWkPSFA
— 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