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February 5, 2010

Vodafone employee tweets offensively on company account

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by Darren Allan

The “VodafoneUK” Twitter account was the victim of a rogue staff member posting an offensive tweet this afternoon.

The post was disparaging to homosexuals, and stated the user’s intention to go out chasing women. In slightly more concise terms than that.

At first, Vodafone followers assumed the account had been hacked, but Vodafone clarified the issue when it removed the tweet, and responded to many complaints by tweeting:

“We weren’t hacked. A severe breach of rules by staff in our building, dealing with that internally. We’re very sorry.”

The matter is being investigated, and the employee in question has reportedly been suspended.

Which will doubtless give him plenty of time to go out chasing women, even if he’s not quite such an attractive proposition when he’s on the dole.

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