The U.S. Secret Service is warning Internet users to “watch what you say on social media” about the elected officials and candidates they protect.
Watch what you say on Social Media!https://t.co/BBDkifqVGs
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) March 18, 2016
The agency on Friday tweeted that out and linked to a news story about a man who jokingly reacted to the news of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders coming to his area by writing on Facebook: “Where do we send the bomb?”
The man, Gary Barry, ended up getting paid a visit by two Secret Service agents.
“They were asking me if I was a racist, if I was anti-Muslim,” Barry told local outlet WCMH. “And, do I have any thoughts of suicide or thoughts of assassinating the vice president or president.”