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Issue 142 - Novemeber 2012 (1st Edition) - Page 16

NASA JPL Twitter Account Retweets Anti-Romney Material

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Messages circulating via social media claim that a number of anti-Romney messages were recently retweeted via the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Twitter account.



Analysis
The claims in the messages are true. A report about the incident on on Twitchy.com notes:

On Wednesday night, someone took over the government-operated NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Twitter account and turned it into a Cher-like social media cesspool for anti-Romney rants and raves.

NASA JPL later posted the following tweet explaining the issue:

INASA Explains Romney Retweets

NASA has apparently not publicly identified the person responsible for the recalcitrant rewteeting.

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Last updated: October 19, 2012
First published: October 19, 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Twitter account retweets anti-Romney propaganda
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