Whoops! Yahoo deletes tweet that included racial slur

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 08:32:30-05

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.

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.

Yahoo's mistake quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.