Attempt to use machine translation to translate French tweets did not go well
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LegalTranslatr2  Identity Verified
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Feb 3, 2018

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/01/31/crush-yourself-go-kill-him-telus-apologizes-for-badly-translated-french-tweets.html

‘Crush yourself, go kill him’: Telus apologizes for badly translated French tweets

Internet denizens began re-tweeting messages from the Telus Fund Twitte
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https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/01/31/crush-yourself-go-kill-him-telus-apologizes-for-badly-translated-french-tweets.html

‘Crush yourself, go kill him’: Telus apologizes for badly translated French tweets

Internet denizens began re-tweeting messages from the Telus Fund Twitter handle that were so badly translated they were barely legible.
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Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:03
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English to Italian
The company did? Feb 3, 2018

The article you linked says the management of that Twitter account was entrusted to a third party, so, if that's true, the blame would lie with them (together with the sub-contractor they might have hired to translate that content).

At any rate, it would be interesting to know who they are...


 


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Attempt to use machine translation to translate French tweets did not go well

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