Thursday November 03, 2016

FBI Launches Internal Investigation Into Its Own Twitter Account

Why bother with an internal investigation? Everyone knows that any time something like this happens you should immediately blame "the Russians."

The FBI's Inspection Division will reportedly look into the matter. As you might expect, it's illegal (and against bureau policy) for employees to use the department's resources to influence an election. In a statement after criticism about the posts, the FBI said the document releases were in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and that the files were posts automatically. This doesn't explain why the account didn't post anything for over a year. We doubt this wasn't the first FOIA request in the last 12 months.