#100PostsIn24HrsForAAPIHeritageMonth - 65 - How Did You Not See That One Coming Twitter And Government Offices?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Once the POTUS got a handle I think we all should have known what was going to happen:

"It took only a few minutes for Mr. Obama's account to attract racist, hate-filled posts and replies. They addressed him with racial slurs and called him a monkey. One had an image of the president with his neck in a noose. The posts reflected the racial hostility toward the nation's first black president that has long been expressed in stark terms on the Internet, where conspiracy theories thrive and prejudices find ready outlets. But the racist Twitter posts are different because now that Mr. Obama has his own account, the slurs are addressed directly to him, for all to see."
Don't shut me down interwebs for what I'm going to say - but seriously - you knew it was coming - and if you didn't I think you were all living in la-la land and that's not a good la-la, but more of a la-la-la-la-la everyone's awesome and no one's racist kind of bad la-la.

I'm not saying it's easy but I think a filter or some more controls over that specific account might have been better.

But - we show who we are online don't we?

Yeah...Yes we do.