Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy
04 February 2016 | 3648 views | 0
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has banned employees from tweeting from its Twitter account on personal devices after it was forced to hastily delete a political micro-missive.
On Monday, an unnamed Fed staffer decided to share a comment on the Iowa caucuses, which signalled the starting gun in the nominating process for party candidates for the upcoming presidential election.
"Rick Santorum won #Iowa in 2012. Rick Santorum didn't win...anything that matters. Iowa is...Iowa," the employee tweeted to the @sffed's 33,500 followers.
The tweet was quickly deleted and the following day the Fed issued an apology:
Now, the review has concluded that from now on staffers will only be able to access the Fed's Twitter account from bank issued devices, according to Reuters.