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Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy

04 February 2016  |  3696 views  |  0 Security

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.
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