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George Osbourne confuses Manx flag with swastika

Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's Twitter fail

It appears former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has confused the Isle of Man triskelion with a swastika on Twitter.

The current London Evening Standard editor created a post depicting social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, promoting an article accusing them of spreading hate.

The YouTube logo is pictured with what some believe looks like the Manx flag.

It's to the confusion of a number of national UK journalists, like Daily Mirror correspondent Josh Barrie, and James Cook, who is Business Insider's Technology editor.

BuzzFeed UK's editorial director, Tom Phillips, tweeted: 'Why is the YouTube logo the Isle of Man flag?'. 

It's likely Mr Osborne was referring to the triskelion symbol used by far-right groups worldwide during the 20th Century - not affiliated directly to Nazi Germany or the Isle of Man.

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