7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts


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Social media fails are like buses: If you missed one, there’s another coming close behind it.

As Mike Schlossberg, a state representative in Pennsylvania and the author of the blog Political Fails and the book Tweets and Consequences, explains, “Social media and the internet don’t make people stupid, they just give people another platform on which they can [expose their stupidity].”

Because there are so many of gaffes to choose from, we asked three experts — Schlossberg, strategist and author Peg Fitzpatrick and Eric Samson, founder and managing director of the digital marketing firm Group 8A — to pick their top three social media fails.

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