When a 140 Character Tweet Cause You To Lose Your Job- @OctaviaNasrCNN
Octavia Nassar CNN’s Sr. Editor of Mideast Affairs Tweeted few days ago about the passing of Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah who is considered one of the most important Lebanon’s Shia Muslim leader. She Tweeted:
“Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah… One of Hezbollah’s giants I respect a lot.”
She deleted her Tweet and later on, she went to CNN blog to explain her Tweet by saying:
“Reaction to my tweet was immediate, overwhelming and a provides a good lesson on why 140 characters should not be used to comment on controversial or sensitive issues, especially those dealing with the Middle East.”
Here full blog post is here as we are not concerned with politics .
However that tweet has caused her 20 years long job with CNN as NY TIMES and mediaite reported . It also seems many of her fans over Twitter are angry as some of them setup a tweetbon in support of her. However some other tweets seems from Israeli sympathizers being supportive to CNN’s decision.