State Dept. Official Removes and Regrets ‘United For Gaza’ Tweet

stengel_swearingin-with-jkThe U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs on Sunday expressed his regret for tweeting a hashtag in support of Gaza.

Rick Stengel used the hashtag #UnitedForGaza in a tweet published late Saturday night calling for an international investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight earlier this week in eastern Ukraine.

Hours later, on Sunday, Stengel removed the tweet and replaced it with a similar tweet using the hashtag #unitedforukraine.

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Stengel added a tweet that read, “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad.”

 

07/20/2014 2:19 PM by JPUpdates Staff

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