State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki drew controversy Thursday night after she tweeted from her official account that she hoped Russia would “live by the promise of hashtag.”
— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) April 24, 2014
“The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet,” according to the official definition from Twitter.
After Psaki’s tweet, individuals turned to the social media platform to mock her.
— Boris Zilberman (@rolltidebmz) April 25, 2014
— Adam Hester (@GCSounderFan) April 25, 2014
I hope someday the whole world can live by the promise of hashtag https://t.co/iZ10qKZO5N
— andy levy (@andylevy) April 25, 2014
All your #hashtag are belong to us.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 25, 2014
It's nice to know our state dept uses the same social media tactics as high school age girls.
— Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) April 25, 2014
— Tucker Martin (@jtuckermartin) April 25, 2014
— Ｇｕｓ (@Gus_802) April 25, 2014
Psaki’s comment came just before Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern set of remarks on the situation in Ukraine, warning Russia that it would be a “grave mistake” not to comply with the de-escalation agreement brokered last week in Geneva.
There was no indication her account was compromised.
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