Skip to comments.Secret Service Asks Americans to Report Tweets That ‘Concern You’
Posted on 10/28/2012 4:05:32 PM PDT by markomalley
The Secret Service has expanded its operation to Twitter, urging Americans to report on their fellow citizens whose tweets concern you.
To report a tweet that concerns you, call the nearest field office in your state, the Secret Service tweeted on Oct. 23. The agency then links to a list of contact numbers for Field Offices in each state.
The Secret Service sent another tweet on Wednesday, again asking its followers to report tweets. Contact your nearest field office with time-sensitive or critical info or to report a tweet, it said.
The agency has accrued more than 44,000 followers since joining the social media platform on May 9, 2011. Twitter surpassed 500 million user accounts around the world earlier this year, 140 million of which are in the U.S.
Twitter has become a popular platform for political engagement, as demonstrated by the surge in tweets during the three presidential debates. Twitter reported that the first match-up between President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney on Oct. 3 was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics, with 10.3 million tweets and as many as 158,690 tweets per minute.
By comparison, during the 2008 debates between Obama and John McCain, only 500,000 tweets were created total during all four debates, according to PRO OnCall Technologies. The first two minutes of the Obama/Romney debate saw two million tweets.
In September, a North Carolina man was arrested for threatening to kill President Barack Obama on Twitter.
Interestingly, or not, no mention of all the tweets threatening Mitt Romney. As I recall, the result was that the SS said they would investigate only ‘as needed’.
Yo, Secrect Service, there’s a terrorist camped out for the last four years in the oval office.
So how many tweets have threatened zer0bamao?
How many have threatened Romney?
I’ll venture the ratio is at least 10:1 more threats against Romney.
But I don’t expect the SS to act on any of those threats any time soon. Like all government agencies, they have been heavily politicized.
I’m concerned about a tweet. I think a sparrow out back has the flu or something.
ALL of Prez Obama’s tweets.
And, Moochelles, too...
Neil Diamond has been singing TWEET CAROLINE.
TWEET HOME ALABAMA by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Attack Watch lives!
More like Big Sis concerned about Rightwing Extremists?
The Chinese are putting tweet and sour sauce on their food!
I tink I taw a putty tat.
There is this dude called DNC that has me really concerned. He has been posting all types of crazy stuff.
I think he may need some talking to.
Tweet needs to warn us about a Ballroom Blitz.
The president is a failure. When will it end?
Who will bell the cat?
Some idiot at HQ who is far removed from field work probably thought this up and found a few more bureaucrats like himself to make the idea become policy. Social media is fast. Govt is slow. By the time someone makes a phone call (there is a whole generation who rarely even makes a voice call), a govt employee forwards the report to a superior who decides to act on the tip and assign it to an agent... well you get the idea. If someone wanted to misdirect the resources of the SS, this new program might be a great help to them.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, tweets, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, to tweet, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Screw the SS. That lezbo bitch at DHS declared war on ex-military and those of us who believe in the 2nd amendment and the SS did not arrest her all too ample a$$.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear tweets, shall not be infringed.
Report every tweet from Obozo’s campaign.
Start reporting everything from Obama’s campaign and his surrogates.
They are an immediate threat to America.
“Are your parents doing something that we should know about?”
They all scare the heebie-jeebies out of me...
Osama Bin Laden is dead and ATTACK WATCH is alive!!!
I’ve seen some suspicious stuff from the Obama campaign...
There will be tweet and righteous justice for Obama and his criminal gang.
So are we supposed to report on the secret service agents, like the wants with the prostitutes or the one passed out drunk in Miami?
“Aye when I see $ecret $ervice $$ for cheat my whores?”
“I think I’m cooked-HELP me NOW!”
The Secret Service is looking for some tweeties to hang out with. since guarding obama and biden is getting to be a drag on their nught life, they need some tweeties. (tweeties=sweeties)
It’s my patriotic duty to report every tweet that includes the phrase Obama/Biden 2012.
hey SS the Colombian hookers in the hurricane area are having a 2 for 1 special, once in a lifetime Lewinsky with all that wind
Like all government agencies, they have been heavily politicized.
They didn’t care when they were told that the Obamaites were threatening Romney. I don’t beleive that they suddenly care about it now.
After the unprofessional and stupid SS display over the past few years (most recently, investigating a man who hung an empty chair from a tree, while ignoring death threats against Romney), if I were Romney, I’d get some trustworthy, loyal and professional bodyguards and retire the Secret Service.
I’ll never forget Obama’s SS pushing around those Tea Party old ladies with their lawn chairs and little flags. They were lined up on side of the road in the middle of the day to boo Obama’s limo during the health care industry take over. The SS brought out local paramilitary idiots to line up across the street like black shirt thugs. They were so obviously embarassed to be used as tools like that.
The breakdown of that organization is really not something for a President to mess with, especially in light of Obama’s sympathy with Muslim Brotherhood jihadists and their’s with him. The Executive Branch has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and they will hate a loyal American President.
Attention Secret Service: Stand down.
Uh, yes, hello? This is Mr. Right Wing Assault. I’d like to report some troubling tweets by a Mr. Barack Obama. They scared the heck out of me. Yes, that’s correct. B-A-R-A-C-K. Uh, huh. No, not Osama. Close, but change the ‘s’ to a ‘b’. Good, now you’ve got it. OK, well, here’s what he said...
Its not our fathers Secret Service.
Today they get they arrested for pedophilia, drunkenness and solicitation.
Everything Obama touches he corrupts.
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For anyone with an account, it’s been reported all day that even Twitter is covering up the #Bengazi tags. They’re switching over to #7hrsOfHell
And, to the SS who’s probably reading this. If you please use your powers and go back to the night of the last debate, I’d sure like to make you aware of the MANY MANY MANY threats against Romney’s life. I can’t find them, but I’ll betcha YOU can!