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Explanation of a nonsense tweet from U.S. Strategic Command

Cryptic ‘;l;;gmlxzssaw’ tweet from official US nuclear agency account sparks confusion,  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/cryptic-l-gmlxzssaw-tweet-from-official-us-nuclear-agency-account-sparks-confusionThe US Strategic Command runs the country’s powerful nuclear weapons force. 31/03/2021,  Headquartered in Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Stratcom manages the US military’s strategic deterrence – that is, the massive nuclear weapons force and missile defenses that are designed to discourage any attack against the country by other powers.

So its media comments are closely watched for signs of any change in its current defense stance….

Filed a FOIA request with U.S. Strategic Command to see if I could learn anything about their gibberish tweet yesterday. Turns out their Twitter manager left his computer unattended, resulting in his “very young child” commandeering the keyboard.

But Stratcom told reporter Mikael Thalen of the Daily Dot that the tweet was no secret message, and was instead was the result of a Stratcom social media editor working from home.

“The Command’s Twitter manager, while in a telework status, momentarily left the Command’s Twitter account open and unattended. His very young child took advantage of the situation and started playing with the keys and, unfortunately, and unknowingly, posted the tweet,” Stratcom official Kendall Cooper said in a letter Thalen posted online.

“Absolutely nothing nefarious occurred, ie no hacking of our Twitter account.”

April 8, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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