Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy

Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy

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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