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Should Brands Be Responsible For What Their Customers Tweet?

If I tweet something inappropriate to a brand, who is responsible? The obvious answer would be me, but in the fast-changing world of online advertising, things are never that simple.
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Manchester United Striker Fined £15,000 For Homophobic Tweet

The Manchester striker Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 ($24,000) for admitting to tweeting a homophobic slur.

This is the latest in a series of fines – many of which have been slapped on sports figures – for inappropriate tweeting.
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Senior Lobbyist Faces Internal Investigation After String Of Inappropriate Tweets

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at these kinds of stories anymore, but for some reason they still get to me: Yet another high profile person has been burned by things they themselves put out there for the world to see on Twitter.
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Inappropriate Tweeting From Public Officials Has Hit Critical Mass

I’m not sure what’s in the water this week, but there have been a rash of high-profile Twitter screw ups lately.

Just hours ago we reported that the Palestinian envoy to Canada was fired for retweeting an offensive video, and now it looks like two others are under the gun for their tweeting habits: a French minister for a misdirected sexy DM and a LA cop for an overly-graphic tweeted pic. What gives?
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