Dr Mumbo

SBS: Wiqqity wiqqity indeed

The typical SBS consumer is, one suspects, relatively mild-mannered.

So if they were to click on a link tweeted by @SBSnews saying: “US govt sues Arizona over state’s controversial immigration law, saying it crosses a constitutional line” they probably would not expect to land on a random Twitter page with the following status update:  

“RT @Shesohott: RT @_YUMMY_ BUT my niqqas FUCKED- they said yur PUSSY`S wiqqity wiqqity WACKK! Ha!(These bitches b wildinnn w/ that wack shit”


This was rapidly followed by an apologetic tweet from SBS saying: “Hi all, our apologies for the offensive link tweeted with our last post. We’re not sure what has happened, but are looking into it.”

Allow Dr Mumbo to help. SBS had used the bit.ly url shortening service. Unfortunately, as they posted their link, they knocked the final character off the end of the link, creating the unfortunate alternative destination.

Stephen Conroy is right – the Internet is indeed a cesspool full of traps for the unwary.


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