The airline set the record straight after a false Twitter post stated it was giving away free flights to Haiti.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – American Airlines has set the record straight after a false rumor sparked by a posting on Twitter spun out of control. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, a mistaken Twitter post led to numerous retweets, including those from celebrities like Roger Ebert, who reposted information regarding the erroneous claim that the airline was giving away free flights to Haiti for physicians and other providers of medical care.
As noted in the report, news outlets such as The New York Times and CNN subsequently helped to warn others about the mistake online. Christopher Vary, a spokesperson for American Airlines, is quoted in the report as stating, “We got the message within an hour and hit the social space…When things pop up like that, you have to act.”
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