The Justice Department is reviewing its social media policy after a staffer accidentally sent an "inappropriate" tweet from its official Twitter account.
The staffer believed the tweet was being sent from the staffer's personal account instead of the department's official account, the DOJ said in a statement Tuesday, according to the Hill.
“CNN is the biggest troll of all lmao #Petty,” the now-deleted tweet read, which also included a link to a CNN story about the Donald Trump campaign denying Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama in part of her Republican National Convention speech in Cleveland.
The Justice Department weighs in... pic.twitter.com/QJkuC1FZsd— Matt Ford (@fordm) July 19, 2016
The employee responsible for sending the tweet has repeatedly lost access to the department's social media accounts.
“The tweet does not represent the Department’s views and was inappropriate for the Department of Justice’s official account, so it was immediately deleted," a DOJ official said, the Hill reported. “As a result of this incident, the Office of Public Affairs has implemented procedural changes to the way we use our social media accounts and will provide additional social media training for employees."
“The Justice Department takes this matter very seriously and will continue to take the appropriate steps to prevent it from happening in the future," the official added.
(H/T: The Hill)
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