The U.S. Secret Service Twitter account, less than two weeks old, has already been plunged into a controversy after a tweet went out that trashed Fox News, reports TVNewser.com.
It turns out it was not an official message from the Secret Service, but the actions of an unauthorized user who had access to the account. The offending tweet, which was pulled immediately, read as follows: "Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering."
The Secret Service released a statement explaining and apologizing for the erroneous message. Ed Donovan, the service’s spokesperson, said: "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. 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.”