Oops! Twitter's CFO misfires with a private tweet

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A banner with the logo of Twitter is set on the front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Twitter's CFO is going to want that one back.

Anthony Noto, who joined the social network as its chief financial officer in July, appears to have posted a public tweet intended to be a private message, presumably intended for a fellow Twitter executive.

"I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec 15 or 16—we will need to sell him. I have a plan," Noto tweeted.

The post was quickly deleted but not before it was screengrabbed by some his savvy 8,700 followers. It is unclear at this time which company Noto was referring to as a potential Twitter acquisition.

For what it's worth, the last tweet favorited by Noto belongs to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who reportedly turned down a $3 billion cash offer from Facebook in 2013. It's also worth noting that a handful of the accounts recently followed by Noto feature employees from a news startup called Mic.

Twitter declined to comment.