After unleashing an embarrassing though relatable Tweet yesterday, the Secret Service is taking measures to increase security surrounding their official Twitter feed.
For a period of a few minutes yesterday the Secret Service’s official Twitter feed read what I’m sure many internal members—as well as the general public—have felt in some iteration at some point in time:
The tweet—which came from a Twitter-happy employee—was quickly followed by an official apology.
“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,” the agency said. “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.”
A spokesperson told NPR that Fox shouldn’t take special offense. ”We monitor all the different news organizations throughout the day,” he said.
While it seems a little odd for an agency with the word “secret” in its name to have a Twitter feed— a tool custom made for oversharing—I hope, for the sake of entertainment, that it takes the Secret Service a little longer to work out the kinks in their Twitter security.