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The Secret Service Discovers The Truth About Fox News

Reported by Aunty Em - May 18, 2011 -

As a newish Twitter user I still marvel at the conversations and information that sweep through the Twitocracy. Today I was able to see pictures of the Space Shuttle Discovery docking, and Commander Mark Kelly’s arrival, on the International Space Station tweeted from space by astronauts within minutes of it occurring. The other evening I was in stitches watching Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, and Albert Brooks trading humorous quips as they played the time honored game of comedians: Top This One. Yet nothing, so far, had prepared me for this tweet from the official, verified, Twitter feed of the United States Secret Service:


h/t WashPo’s Melissa Bell

The tweet has since been deleted.

UPDATE: According to CNN: “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.”

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