Twitter apologizes for #POTUS screw up

Twitter apologizes for #POTUS screw up
With all the excitement surrounding the presidential inauguration on Friday, Twitter apparently took its eye off the ball. Many subscribers who have no intention of following the new president discovered that all of a sudden they were receiving the latest pearls of wisdom from Donald J. Trump, misspellings and all. This was considered such a serious breach on the part of the social-media company, that CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey was trotted out to explain what happened.

Dorsey said that once the clock struck noon on Friday, the @POTUS Twitter account that President Obama had been using belonged to the new commander-in-chief. Those who followed Obama would now follow @POTUS44 and Trump followers would be following the @POTUS account. That sounds simple enough, right?

But Twitter mistakenly arranged for @POTUS44 followers to also follow @POTUS. At the same time, some Twitter members who had unfollowed @POTUS in the past were put back on the "following" list by mistake. About 560,000 people were affected, and the mistakes also occurred on other Administration accounts such as @VP, @WhiteHouse, and @PressSec. As Dorsey said in a statement today, "This was a mistake, it wasn’t right, we own it, and we apologize. No excuses."

If you were shocked to find a tweet from @realDonaldTrump on your Twitter feed Friday, there is no conspiracy theory. After rushing to find an answer, Twitter discovered the mistakes and everything is now back to normal. If you want to follow the current POTUS, you will receive his tweets. If you want to continue following Obama, you will be following @POTUS45. And if you're tired of hearing from both, unfollowing their Twitter accounts will keep you Twitter feed POTUS-free.

source: Gizmodo



1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

US media?

24. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Who cares about obama. Yesterdays news he is, probably going to get job at Soros or Meryl Lynch.

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The horror /s

3. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

The mistake was by people unfollowing obama in the first place.

4. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The mistake was electing Trump

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

the mistake was his parents not using a contraceptive...

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nope. They're mistake was meeting and f**king in the first place...

16. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

LMAO!! You Sir have won the internet

45. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You can't say that it was a mistake. While you and I disagree that he shouldn't be the Prez. The majority would disagree with us

46. jeffpom

Posts: 66; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

Not true. The majority would think with it being a mistake. The representative, gerrymandered, electoral college thinks he is president.

20. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

fu delusional trump supporters brainwashed like clothes in washing machine

44. ShadowHammer

Posts: 204; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

So..., what was dirty and stinky, in the end comes out clean and fragrant? I don't think your analogy is a good one if you are wanting to bag on Trump supporters.

6. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Actually Obama's Twitter is now @POTUS44

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Like it or not folks, Trump is a necessary evil. I am proud of China's recent accomplishments (especially in regards to improved human rights) but the "hypocritical" part of me made me realize this can't be allowed to continue. The leftist PC folk wants you to believe we are all made as one and everyone should hold hands and make the world a better place. Sad fact is, the world doesn't work that way. Globalization opens up the gates to mass manipulation and before you know it, the result of the lack of proper regulation will gradually show. With all the company takeovers, purchasing of land, and resource hogging from foreign entities, it'll eventually lead to a point of no return where how much of your own country's identity truly remains. Is Trump a major douche? Yes he is, but if his plans pan out (however a risk) he'd be at least bringing jobs back to the USA.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Is Trump a major douche? Yes" Damn did you get that right. I also agree with the rest of your post to. He's it and we have to live with it. All we can do is hope for him to get impeached , tell then we can do a damn thing.

15. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Don't talk about Pweasident Twump like that.

21. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Bringing back jobs will either mean subsidizing jobs or increase cost of the product. Left or right, it will cost money in the mid to long run, thus hurt the economy and cost jobs again. Protectionism rarely ever works. The reason your economy hasn't collapsed over the years, is because of globalization. Most of your wealth and materialistic possessions came at a fraction of the local cost.

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Chuck007 ,If you don't support civil society then what do you support? Back to the Medieval days where we live by the sword and die by the sword. Law and order and the respect for it allow a country to advance without people worrying about their basic survival. All your smartphone and Xbox come from a peaceful co-existal of people of all race. If your daddy is busy fighting a war do you think you will get half of the luxury you now enjoy. Lefty are a promotion of peaceful co-existal. You think you are smart wait till they put you into uniform to fight a war.

37. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

When did I say anything about wars? Trump is a businessman at heart. Do you seriously think he'd allow his country's workforce to dwindle into insignificance? What he's essentially doing is putting his country first above international affairs. You know, aka how China have been doing things for the past decade. And your talk about world peace as if the left is entirely innocent... come on bro, you have any idea how many bombs were dropped under Obama's command? How it lead to the refugee crisis? How they were baiting for war with Russia? To be fair though I can also see Trump continuing the so-called "war on terror" in the middle east, but come on now... democratic or republican, the war and hate will continue without a foreseeable resolution. But I digress.. Let's face it. Political talks won't go anywhere. Admins feel free to delete my posts if you see fit. Lesson learned lol

39. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's why its the corruption of man regardless of from the left or right. You first comment took a pot shoot of left liberal without giving an explanation. Therefore i have to tell you the best business in the world is to mind your own business. I do not pretend to know what you are going through please don't quote the left or the right without the specific. I dislike what the right represent because they like to make everyone business their god damn personal business.

41. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

"I dislike what the right represent because they like to make everyone business their god damn personal business." You do realize this is essentially US foreign policy?

9. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I read 'Twitter Apologizes for America's Mistake' - electing trump

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder if John Wilkes Booth has any descendents?

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Good question! I'm scared to Google though...... don't want the feds raiding my house like I'm some hardcore Triple X wannabe.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You know they will LOLLL. I can't believe this idiot is in office.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Please do it , please do it

36. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

DJ... Stop it, Lol!!!

12. RhynoSA

Posts: 3; Member since: May 29, 2015

In the last paragraph you mention that those who want to follow Obama, must follow @potus45, b earlier you say @potus44. Obama is 44, Trump is #45 #45 @potus

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Looks like PA wants to follow in Twitters footsteps. "If you want to continue following Obama, you will be following @POTUS45"


Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

You made a mistake calling Obama POTUS45

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