News @POTUS, Obama's Twitter Debut, Faces Racist Backlash

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    It didn't take long for President Barack Obama's joyous inaugural post about joining the Twitterverse to attract vitriolic, profane, lewd and racist posts filled with slurs and threats.

    One post is a Vine of an animated version of the president engaged in a lewd act. Another asked the president to participate in a graphic sexual act. Other posts directed racist slurs at the president.

    One person altered a version of the president's famous "Hope" campaign poster to depict the president hanging from a rope. The post read: "We need 'ROPE' FOR CHANGE we still hang from treason don't we?"

    The nation's first black president has long been the target of racist jokes and comments in Internet chat rooms and on social media.

    However, this is a bit different because tweeting this type of material at the president is the equivalent of saying it to his face, said Andra Gillespie, an associate professor of political science at Emory University.


    "It's not surprising that people have these views," Gillespie said. "What is so surprising about this is that somebody felt comfortable enough sending such provocative tweets to the president and that they didn't hold the office in high enough regard to refrain from saying this to his face."

    The Secret Service monitors social media for threats.

    According to the White House Online Privacy Policy, the administration "automatically archives 'tweets' from official White House accounts, 'direct messages' sent to or from official White House accounts, and 'mentions' (tweets from other users to official White House accounts; these tweets contain an @ and the username of an official White House account (e.g., @WhiteHouse). The White House also automatically archives any status that official accounts have 'favorited'."

    It took Obama, whose presidential campaign and administration have been seen as particularly social media savvy, six years to join Twitter as @POTUS.

    His @BarackObama account on Twitter, run by the staff of his Organizing for Action group, and the official @WhiteHouse accounts have also previously received racist posts.


    The White House sees such tweets as "offensive and disgusting".

    However, opening the lines of communication through such venues as Twitter is "part of open society and it is, in the mind of the administration, worth it," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Friday. "It's valuable to engage the American people in legitimate debate and dialogue."

    The White House previously said such messages are often directed at the White House Twitter feed and those of other administration officials.

    Earlier in the week, the White House said in a blog post that the new account "will serve as a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him. President Obama is committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history, and will give Americans a new venue to engage on the issues that matter most to them."

    The White House points out that the response to @POTUS, which had more than 2 million followers on Friday morning, has been largely positive.

    And one follower had a particularly tongue-in-cheek response.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/potus-obamas-twitter-debut-faces-hate-filled-backlash-n363226
     
  2. Beer Chugger

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    "Robin, they are all animals on that twitter"
     
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    Doesn't he have real work to do?
     
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    Besides trolling America?
     
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    Michelle looking as happy as ever...
     
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    Only a nitwit would've not seen this coming. My guess is this was completely expected and is all part of the plan.
     
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    Does michelle even not look like she's thinking "mmmmmhmmmmm..."?
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    The article alleges racism but doesn't give a single example of a racist tweet.

    NBC - the news outlet that edited Zimmerman's 911 call to make him sound racist.

    The news outlet that employs Al Sharpton :jj:

    Barack Obama - the president of a 70% white country whose banner picture is him with a bunch of black people
     
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    Yeah, but he's been trolling us for 6 years now.
     
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    There was a thread here not long ago where someone posted a bunch of those tweets.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    weren't those just weirdos asking the president to wreck their pussies and whatnot?
     
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    Anyone tweeting the President any kind of this stuff needs their heads examined. Whether it be sexual or racist, i'm telling you some nitwits actually think they are anonymous online.
     
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    Agreed. This is a set up for the great unwashed on Twitter to go nuts. Avoid at all costs.
     
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    What a bunch of morons. Enjoy being on a bunch of watch lists now :jj:
     
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    Like that wouldn't happen if any other president joined twitter? Obama gets the reggie shots because he's black. If Bush joined twitter there'd be a bunch of post about him looking like a chimpanzee because he does look like a chimpanzee. It's not racisim. People are just lazy and will always go for the easy insult. Doesn't matter what party or what president. Haters are gonna hate. What did he think was going to happen? People throw rose pedals at his feet? Happens with every 2-term president. Even their supporters get tired of them by the 6th year. By the end of their term EVERYBODY is sick of them. He's a dope for thinking otherwise.
     
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    I think you got that backwards :wtf:

    The dopes are the ones tweeting him such things.
     
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    fixed it, do ppl believe he fucking reads that shit? or its even him tweeting and not some intern in a closet somewhere
     
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    The Secret Service are the only ones reading it.
     
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