Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

NYC PR executive loses job after Twitter post about AIDS in Africa

A public relations executive for the prominent New York-based Internet media company IAC lost her job on Saturday after she posted a message joking about AIDS in Africa and race on her Twitter account, sparking an online furor. I’m white!” Justine Sacco, who was IAC’s corporate communications director, wrote in a message on Twitter on Friday, shortly before taking a flight. The Twitter account has since been deleted, though not before the message was widely circulated online. IAC, which had earlier condemned the message, said on Saturday that Sacco and the company have now “parted ways”.

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