The Atlantic Just Figured Out @BarackObama isn’t Barack Obama
Um, well, duh. Via The Atlantic Wire:
You’re Not Really Following @BarackObama on Twitter
The 29,503,030 people who follow Barack Obama’s Twitter account might see his picture, see his name, see that little blue verified account badge and think they’re following the President — but it’s not him. All of the president’s named social media accounts, in fact, have been handed over to a non-partisan, not-for-profit group that isn’t overly concerned if you didn’t notice the transition. As the first sitting President with a Twitter account, the murky handover raises questions that didn’t exist ten years ago — can a politician legally hand over his valuable online identity to an outside group? is it ethical? — and makes clear federal regulators are unprepared to answer them.
But we noted this “murky handover” almost a month ago. Try to keep up, will ya?