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A Walkers Crisps marketing stunt spectacularly backfired when it inadvertently tweeted pictures of murderers and paedophiles including Fred West, Harold Shipman and Jimmy Saville.
The food giant had invited Twitter users to send their selfies to its Twitter account, after which it would automatically be added to an animation showing ambassador Gary Lineker appearing to hold up a snap of their face.
Sites like Twitter and Facebook are part of an internet phenomenon known as ‘social networking’.
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One video featured notorious serial killer Fred West (pictured in video inset)One social media user wrote: 'Twitter provides yet another valuable reminder to brands on why you should never let the Internet customise anything.'Another said: 'Perfect example of a campaign that assumed people would behave sensibly, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.'The 'Walkers Wave' promotion was aiming to get punters to sign up for a chance to win tickets for the final of the Champions League.
A spokesperson for Walkers told Mail Online: 'We recognise people were offended by irresponsible and offensive posts by individuals, and we apologise.
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