US Strategic Command Twitter Accessed By ‘Very Young Child’

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An unintelligible tweet was sent out by the U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom) Twitter account on Sunday night that left followers concerned and confused, the Daily Dot reported.

A small child accidentally tweeted “;l;;gmlxzssaw” on the Stratcom account, causing widespread confusion, according to the Daily Dot. After about thirty minutes, the accidental tweet was deleted and followers were asked to disregard the tweet. However, the message was retweeted 11,000 times prior to deletion, according to The Hill.

Stratcom emphasized the account was not hacked but rather the Twitter account’s manager left his computer unattended and his child accidentally sent the tweet, according to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by The Daily Dot. (RELATED: US Strategic Command Tweets Then Deletes Joke About Dropping Bombs To Ring In 2019)

“The Command’s Twitter manager, while in a telework status, momentarily left the Command’s Twitter account open and unattended,” the response to the FOIA request said. “His very young child took advantage of the situation and started playing with the keys and unfortunately, and unknowingly, posted the tweet.”

Many Twitter users mocked Stratcom for the error.