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@Canada Twitter Account Tweets About Toronto, But Shows Berlin

04/21/2015 12:59 EDT | Updated 04/21/2015 12:59 EDT

You'd think the people running the official @Canada Twitter account would know what the country's biggest city looks like.

And they probably do. But the government-run account nevertheless threw people for a loop when it posted the following on Tuesday morning.

Instead of choosing a picture of the Big Smoke, it posted one of the Berliner Fernsehturm in Germany, which was in the article the tweet linked to.

It sort of makes sense ... but it's also confusing for your readers when you post content about Toronto and use a picture of a European city. The optics aren't great.

Of course, this isn't the first social media fail we've seen out of the federal government.

Last year, National Defence Minister Jason Kenney appeared to have copyrighted photos on his Instagram account. He has since made a number of eyebrow-raising gaffes on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Treasury Board President Tony Clement posted a photo of the Ukrainian flag upside down on his own account.

The lesson is: always check twice before you tweet, people!

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