Twitter should suspend NRSC twitter privileges
By Kari Chisholm:
There's a controversy brewing. The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out the following tweet:
Of course, that isn't a legit tweet from @BarackObama. In essence, they've faked up a quote from the President of the United States and passed it off as if it were real.
The link takes people to a completely blank page. But the domain name was registered by the NRSC - and if you go there, you'll get tagged for future ads from the NRSC.
In other words, this was a deliberate plan - not an accident or little stunt by some social media intern.
It's crystal clear what should happen next. Twitter should suspend the NRSC's account on Twitter. Their rules are clear:
That's precisely what they've done -- and they've done it to the President of the United States; they've done it as a deliberate strategy; and they've done in order to market their organization to unwitting recipients of the tweet.
(Hat tip to Baratunde Thurston)
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