People think the Pentagon just called out Donald Trump on Twitter

Louis Dor
Tuesday 24 January 2017 11:45
Science and Tech
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Donald Trump is perhaps the most publicised Twitter user on the planet.

Following his inauguration as 45th President of the United States of America, the administration has been a little tetchy about the media.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer rebuked the press in a lecture-cum-tantrum, for accurately reporting the diminished crowds attending the inauguration in Washington, compared to Obama's in 2009.

It's no wonder where he got the marching orders.

So, when the United States Department of Defense decided to send out this tweet, it turned a few heads:

Many drew the same conclusion:

Many pointed out it was not the first government account to tread such hallowed turf:

However, it's been misconstrued.

If you read the article the tweet links out to, it discussed suicide prevention.

Social media platforms provide potential opportunities for individuals to connect to support or treatment they need.

For instance, social media posts that convey messages of despair or a pattern of increasing hopelessness over a period of time could spur outreach from peers, who in turn can help connect a friend or teammate to commanders and professionals.

A pentagon official also told BuzzFeed News that the tweet was only about suicide prevention and nothing else.

Time to stop scouring government accounts for potential shade.

HT BuzzFeed

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