Microsoft sorry for gaffe in online ad

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Washington, Aug 27: Software giant Microsoft apologised on Wednesday, Aug 27, for editing out a black man from an advertisement run in Poland.

The ad featured three business people, a white woman, a black man and an Asian man, sitting around a conference table.

The same photo was used by Microsoft for an ad run in Poland but the black man had been edited out of the image and replaced with a white man.

"We apologised, fixed the error and we are looking into how it happened," said Lou Gellos, a Microsoft spokesman.

On Microsoft's official page on the social network site Twitter, described it as "a marketing mistake" and offers "sincere apologies."

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