Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017


It’s been a big year for social media fails — and the year has hardly started.

It only took five days into 2017 for a major company to embarrass itself on social media, accidentally posting a tweet containing a racial slur.

Since then we’ve seen some other pretty high-profile fails, including one from the White House Press Secretary (who tweeted what could be his password) and a host of spelling snafus, including one from the Department of Education. 

Related: 7 Social Media Fails So Disastrous, They Shocked the Experts

This is only the beginning, though. As we found last year, when it comes to marketing and social media, it’s all too easy for a small error to have big implications. Take a look at these cautionary tales — and let them be a warning to us all.  

Check out the major social media fails of 2017 — so far.