The White House doesn't want to waste all its time blocking racist tweets
Three days ago, President Barack Obama got an official Presidential Twitter account. In keeping with hallowed internet tradition, a small Twitter welcoming committee celebrated his arrival with the customary recitation of racial epithets and death threats. But the law can be slow to catch up with web culture, and some people suggested that the Secret Service might actually take these tweeted threats as, well, threats.
In a press conference today, White House press secretary Josh Earnest wouldn’t answer a question about whether the Secret Service is investigating any Twitter threats. But he did express a little bit of weary resignation at the more vulgar tweets. “Those kinds of images and that kind of language is all too common on the…
Source:: The Verge