NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo! Finance says it accidentally tweeted out a racial epithet when promoting a story about the cost of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase the size of the U.S. Navy.READ MORE: Where Is James Chance? Detectives Searching For Man Last Seen During February's Texas Winter Storm
The headline for the story on Yahoo! Finance is, “Trump Wants a Much Bigger Navy: Here’s How Much It’ll Cost.” But when it was tweeted Thursday, the word “bigger” had an ‘n’ as its first letter instead of a ‘b.’
The tweet was deleted and Yahoo! Finance tweeted an apology, chalking up the mishap to a spelling error. A company spokeswoman referred to the statement when asked for further comment.READ MORE: Affidavit: Video Shows Man Removing Cash Geron From Bed Before The 4-Year-Old Was Found Dead In Street
Yahoo!’s mistake quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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