25 February 2018
Visit www.capgemini.com/worldreports

Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy

04 February 2016  |  3648 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.
KeywordsSOCIAL MEDIA

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

HSBC COO takes to Twitter to apologize over systems breakdown

HSBC COO takes to Twitter to apologize over systems breakdown

07 January 2016  |  7560 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin
In latest Twitter tirade, Agrawal threatens to share PayPal boss Marcus's texts

In latest Twitter tirade, Agrawal threatens to share PayPal boss Marcus's texts

06 May 2014  |  4638 views  |  1 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin
FNB faces Twitter backlash after joke bombs

FNB faces Twitter backlash after joke bombs

22 April 2014  |  4455 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Register for the webinarvisit www.nextgenbanking.co.ukVisit https://www.capgemini.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Ripple makes new connections to emerging marketsRipple makes new connections to emerging m...
12667 views comments | 16 tweets | 10 linkedin
hands typing furiouslySome Interesting Applications Of The Inter...
10834 views 4 | 9 tweets | 1 linkedin
Basel Committee outlines disruptive fintech scenariosBasel Committee outlines disruptive fintec...
9333 views comments | 15 tweets | 26 linkedin
Investment Association sets up fintech accelerator for asset managersInvestment Association sets up fintech acc...
8712 views comments | 19 tweets | 10 linkedin
R3 creates Legal Centre of Excellence for blockchain technolgyR3 creates Legal Centre of Excellence for...
8636 views comments | 11 tweets | 14 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive
Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific

Find your next job