Secret Service Employee Accidentally Tweets having to Monitor Fox News

Usually you cant get a Peep out of them.. Now they Tweet?

An employee of the U.S. Secret Service accidentally sent out a tweet on the official Secret Service twitter account this week saying that he or she “had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering.”

The tweet was almost immediately taken down, but not before some quick-acting bloggers copied it.

“An employee with access to the Secret Service’s Twitter account, who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account, posted an unapproved and inappropriate tweet,” Special Agent in Charge Edwin M. Donovan said in a statement to ABC News. “The tweet did not reflect the views of the U.S. Secret Service and it was immediately removed. We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account. “

The Secret Service began tweeting just last week. Donovan said that “policies and practices which would have prevented this were not followed and will be reinforced for all account users.  We will ensure existing policies are strictly adhered to in order to prevent this mistake from being repeated, and we are conducting appropriate internal follow-up.”

via Fox News – Political Punch.

Secret Service apologizes for Twitter gaffe

“An employee with access to the Secret Service’s Twitter account, who mistakenly believed they were on their personal account, posted an unapproved and inappropriate tweet,” read a statement from the U.S. Secret Service. “We apologize for this mistake, and the user no longer has access to our official account. Policies and practices which would have prevented this were not followed and will be reinforced for all account users.”

via CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

Here is a screen shot of the Tweet before it was removed

ohmykevin:  weatherbird:  The hazards of multiple Twitter accounts. This tweet, posted on the Secret Service’s Twitter account, was deleted seconds later.  Whoops!  It was only nine days ago that this account started up. Guess someone’s getting fired.

The hazards of multiple Twitter accounts. This tweet, posted on the Secret Service’s Twitter account, was deleted seconds later.

Whoops!

via ohmykevin: weatherbird: The hazards of… – ShortFormBlog.

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