In quoting civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, the Department of Education on Sunday sent out a tweet misspelling his name. And then it sent out an apology that misspelled the word “apologies.”
“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life. – W.E.B. DeBois,” the Department of Education tweeted at 8:45 a.m.
The Twitter account rewrote the tweet over three hours later, correcting the spelling of Du Bois’ name, followed by a tweet saying: “Post updated – our deepest apologies for the earlier typo.”
That tweet also had a spelling error, with it first saying “apologizes” rather than “apologies.”