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Ms. Justine Sacco

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Communications Director

Phone: (650) ***-****  HQ Phone
Vimeo
2900 Whipple Ave. Suite 245
Redwood City, California 94062
United States

Company Description: Leading video sharing site Vimeo┬« provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and...   more
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Washington: After sparking fierce anger ...
gulfnews.com, 23 Dec 2013 [cached]
Washington: After sparking fierce anger over a controversial tweet that mocked Aids victims, now-former PR executive Justine Sacco apologised on Sunday for the "pain" her comments had caused.
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Sacco, then the communications director for the Internet company InterActive Corp (IAC), owner of such popular websites as Match.com, Dictionary.com, OkCupid and Vimeo, posted the remark as she boarded a long flight to South Africa.
Sacco had less than 200 followers, US media reported, but the message was soon forwarded to a staffer at the website BuzzFeed, who retweeted it and ensured the message was widely seen.
"Justine Sacco should get fired ..." and "Total LOSER! were some of the milder reactions posted on Twitter, following Sacco's tweet.
Several Justine Sacco Twitter parody accounts quickly surfaced, featuring mashed-up photos, including one of Sacco being stomped on by riot police.
Sacco was unable to respond for hours, as she was on the plane with no access to the Internet.
In the interim, #JustineSacco and #HasJustineLandedYet began trending on Twitter, especially in the United States, Europe and South Africa.
Upon landing in South Africa, Sacco deleted the message and her Twitter account with no comment.
But on Sunday, she issued a statement, sending it to South African newspaper The Star and US broadcaster ABCNews, apologising.
"Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologise to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet," she wrote.
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Sacco's "offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC," the company said, adding it takes "this issue very seriously."
PR exec Justine Sacco under ...
www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for publishing racist tweet
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Justine Sacco, who is the communications director of IAC, the company which owns Tinder, Vimeo and Ask.com. Justine Sacco, who is the communications director of IAC, the company which owns Tinder, Vimeo and Ask.com.
A TOP PR exec has sparked outrage after she reportedly sent a racist tweet shortly before boarding a plane to Africa.
The tweet, sent from the account of Justine Sacco, read: "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"
Ms Sacco is the director of corporate communications at IAC, a company which owns a number of popular websites including OKCupid, The Daily Beast, Vimeo and Tinder.
The Twitter account has since been deleted after having no activity for a number of hours, supposedly while she was on the flight.
In response to the furour, IAC has removed Ms Sacco's details from its corporate website, but not commented on her employment status. Many Twitter users have called on the company to fire Ms Sacco following the comments.
Washington (AFP) - After sparking fierce ...
news.yahoo.com, 22 Dec 2013 [cached]
Washington (AFP) - After sparking fierce anger over a controversial tweet that mocked AIDS victims, now-former PR executive Justine Sacco apologized on Sunday for the "pain" her comments had caused.
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Sacco, then the communications director for the Internet company InterActive Corp (IAC), owner of such popular websites as Match.com, Dictionary.com, OkCupid and Vimeo, posted the remark as she boarded a long flight to South Africa.
Sacco had less than 200 followers, US media reported, but the message was soon forwarded to a staffer at the website BuzzFeed, who re-tweeted it and ensured the message was widely seen.
"Justine Sacco should get fired..." and "Total LOSER! were some of the milder reactions posted on Twitter, following Sacco's tweet.
Several Justine Sacco Twitter parody accounts quickly surfaced, featuring mashed-up photos, including one of Sacco being stomped on by riot police.
Sacco was unable to respond for hours, as she was on the plane with no access to the Internet.
In the interim, #JustineSacco and #HasJustineLandedYet began trending on Twitter, especially in the United States, Europe and South Africa.
Upon landing in South Africa, Sacco deleted the message and her Twitter account with no comment.
But on Sunday, she issued a statement, sending it to South African newspaper The Star and US broadcaster ABCNews, apologizing.
"Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet," she wrote.
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Sacco's "offensive comment does not reflect the views and values of IAC," the company said, adding it takes "this issue very seriously."
PharSide Solutions - INDUSTRY NEWS
www.pharside.com, 3 Jan 2014 [cached]
Justine Sacco, who was subsequently fired from the prominent New York-based Internet media company IAC/InterActive Corp after the tweet created a firestorm on social media, issued a statement of remorse on Sunday to ABC News and South Africa's The Star newspaper. "Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet," she said. Just before boarding a plane for South Africa on Friday, Sacco posted a tweet to her online account, saying: "Going to Africa.
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Justine Sacco, who was IAC's corporate communications director, wrote in a message on Twitter on Friday, shortly before taking a flight. The Twitter account has since been deleted, though not before the message was widely circulated online. IAC, which had earlier condemned the message, said on Saturday that Sacco and the company have now "parted ways".
Justine Sacco, head of ...
www.commentarymagazine.com, 31 Dec 2013 [cached]
Justine Sacco, head of corporate communications for media conglomerate IAC, just before hopping on a plane for a vacation in South Africa, tweeted, "Going to Africa.
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As Ms. Sacco wended her Internet-less way through the skies in blissful ignorance, her tweet went viral, and all hell broke loose. She was given the heave-ho by her bosses pretty much as soon as her plane landed, and her Twitter account disappeared.
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Justine Sacco, head of corporate communications for media conglomerate IAC, just before hopping on a plane for a vacation in South Africa, tweeted, "Going to Africa.
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As Ms. Sacco wended her Internet-less way through the skies in blissful ignorance, her tweet went viral, and all hell broke loose. She was given the heave-ho by her bosses pretty much as soon as her plane landed, and her Twitter account disappeared. Ms. Sacco has now issued the obligatory apology for the "insensitivity" of her tweet and for the "pain" she caused-to AIDS victims, to black people, to South Africa.
This incident was not, it turns out, Ms. Sacco's first venture into Interweb ... um ... liveliness.
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Justine Sacco, head of corporate communications for media conglomerate IAC, just before [...]
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