Elon Musk apologizes after Twitter mislabels Norwegian foreign ministry account as ‘Nigeria government organization’

The gaffe was widely shared on the platform as Twitter users mocked the mistake.
Elon Musk has apologized after Twitter labeled three official Norwegian government accounts as Nigerian.

Norway’s foreign ministry alerted Twitter to the mistake on Wednesday in a tweet.
The tweet was widely shared on the platform as users mocked the blunder.

Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, has apologized for a widely mocked gaffe in which three official Norwegian government accounts were mislabeled as “Nigeria government” organizations and officials.

Norway’s foreign ministry alerted the platform to the mistake on Wednesday.

In a tweet directed at Twitter support, representatives for Norway’s foreign ministry tweeted: “As much as we enjoy our excellent bilateral relations and close alphabetical vicinity with Nigeria, we would much appreciate if you could label us as Norway.”

They added that Norway’s prime minister and foreign minister had also been mislabeled. 

Musk responded to the tweet on Wednesday and…

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