Opinion: Twitter is a dangerous place, Dr. Phil

NBC Latino

It is getting all too common.

The profile of a famous personality tweets. The profile regrets the tweet. The profile panics, deletes the tweet, and thinks all is well.

Not knowing that pretty much everything posted on the Internet can be captured, people with screen grab apps snap a photo of the tweet and within hours, you have a news story.

The list is never-ending: Justin Bieber. Ricky Gervais. Oprah. Eva Longoria. And of course, that Weiner guy running for mayor of New York.

This week, Dr. Phil got into Twitter trouble when his official Twitter profile tweeted the following: “If a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her. Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused.”

The online response, as expected, was insane. By Wednesday, Dr. Phil had to issue a statement. A petition was created for a more public apology. There was outrage. There was…

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