Ft. Bragg Twitter Account Deleted After Sending Explicit Messages

Followers of Fort Bragg's Twitter account were shocked on Wednesday after the U.S. Army base posted explicit messages to an adult model. After initially claiming the tweets were sent because the Ft. Bragg's account was hacked, an investigation showed this not to be the case.

On Wednesday, one of the units at the Army base said, "the Fort Bragg Twitter account was hacked and a string of inappropriate tweets were posted to the account." However, on Thursday, they said that the messages weren't the result of Ft. Bragg's Twitter account being hacked, but rather they were posted by an account administrator.

"This morning, at the initiation of an investigation into yesterday's incident regarding inappropriate tweets on the Fort Bragg Twitter account, an administrator for the account identified himself as the source of the tweets. Appropriate action is underway," the unit's account said in a tweet Thursday.

The name of the person responsible has not been publicly released. According to CBS 17, the lewd tweets were quickly retweeted by other uses before ultimately being deleted.

As of Thursday, the official Ft. Bragg Twitter account has been deleted. A spokesperson for the Army base said it will be down for at least 30 days "due to the report of a hack."

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