Stratcom also received some criticism over its Twitter account back in April of 2017 when it sent out an article by the far-right propaganda outlet Breitbart. In that case, Gizmodo submitted its own FOIA request and received dozens of pages of emails about the blowback it received for spreading “news” from a website that used to feature a section called “black crime.”


Twitter may not be real life, but it’s an important platform for communicating with the public here in the 2020s. And while the social media person for U.S. Strategic Command made a simple mistake, it definitely gives people less confidence in the institution. Let’s just hope the people tasked with actually launching nukes aren’t working from home with small children around. What’s this button do, Daddy?