Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chicago Tribune: PR Executive for IAC(BlackPeopleMeet,, Daily Beast) fired for Racist Tweet

The Chicago Tribune writes that Justine Sacco, a PR executive at IAC (InterActiveCorp), who tweeted racist comments before traveling to Africa was fired by her company. IAC is general media company with large internet interests.  It is led by Barry Diller who developed fox broadcasting and USA networks.

The Chicago Tribune has the story here: "PR Executive Justine Sacco fired after insenstive tweets goes global".

The UK daily mail also has good coverage: "Fired: PR Exec who sparked outrage with racist tweet..."

IAC (InterActiveCorp) owns many well known websites including BlackPeopleMeet,, Daily Beast, CitySearch, Vimeo, CollegeHumo,, and UrbanSpoon

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