Was The Army Twitter Hacked?
Was the official United States Army Twitter account hacked? Or is a moderator in a heap of trouble? The question was raised after someone noticed that the official U.S. Army account had “liked” a tweet from actress Mindy Kaling. According to a report from The Hill:
“An operator of the Army’s official Twitter account inadvertently ‘liked’ a tweet whose content would not be endorsed by the Department of the Army. As soon as it was brought to our attention, it was immediately corrected.”
That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it.
The tweet from Kaling, who portrays the character Kelly Kapoor on “The Office,” a popular series on NBC, shows her character with the words:
“You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don’t even know.”
It is mocking President Donald Trump, who was recently quoted saying, “I’m like, a genius…”
The Internet Is Forever
The Army “corrected” the lapse in judgment by their moderator, but not before several people grabbed images of it. The internet is forever, boys.
— Vets Against Trump (@commondefense) January 7, 2018
This isn’t the first time unflattering tweets about the pretender-in-chief have been unexpectedly liked by corporate or other official Twitter accounts. The laugh-value never gets old for the resistance. Most account owners blame it on being hacked rather than actually accepting responsibility for the gaff.
There was quite a stir last March when the McDonald’s corporate account sent out a tweet mocking Trump. And, of course, everyone remembers the National Park Service tweets trolling Trump on the size of his CROWD (you thought we were going to say something else didn’t you?).
We don’t know whether the errant moderator got in trouble for liking the tweet mocking Trump, but kudos to the Army for owning their oopsie. They didn’t try to blame it on hackers, so that says something.
Maybe the boss was a little sympathetic?
Featured image from Twitter