As you may know, President Obama opened up a Twitter account earlier this week. What? You’ve been following Obama on Twitter for years? Well, not really. You’ve been following his campaign non-profit and possibly the White House. More on that here.
So, now that the President has an official account that’s really, actually, seriously him tweeting, this is happening:
@POTUS dear, I am going to hunt you down and kill you no matter how long that takes. You're dead meat Pal.
— professor rat (@pro2rat) May 19, 2015
@POTUS hi .. I am from Saudi Arabia .. You are LOSER PO .. I will kill you .. I am not kidding .. I will kill you .. Cuz you are LOSER
— المغرد الصامت (@samial18) May 19, 2015
@POTUS I'll kill you
— It's cK Vacation. (@keltonfoster) May 18, 2015
@POTUS I HOPE you throw a bomb and kill you and your fucking BLACK FAMILY
— El HUNGARO (@GABRIS56) May 18, 2015
Here’s a fun fact, however. The White House is archiving every single one of those tweets. Literally. Any tweet that even @-mentions the @POTUS account is going in the archive.
This is taken directly from the White House’s digital privacy primer:
On Twitter, the White House automatically archives “tweets” from official White House accounts, “direct messages” sent to or from official White House accounts, and “mentions” (tweets from other users to official White House accounts; these tweets contain an @ and the username of an official White House account (e.g., @WhiteHouse). The White House also automatically archives any status that official accounts have “favorited.”
Really. This is now in the national archives too:
@POTUS itd be an honor to sit on your dick
— Lil' Ursula (@twerkinqout) May 20, 2015
Reading tweets directed @POTUS is an amazing, frustrating, and ultimately comical experience. God Bless America.
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