How to identify the rogue White House tweeter in 3 easy steps
Chris Monteiro

There were things in that first account’s tweets that made me think it was a fake, to be honest. Or a complete idiot, which I assume you couldn’t be and achieve the post of WH staffer (as opposed to President!).

The one that really stood out to me was something about them and their boss attending a particular meeting on a particular day. Not only does that place them in a particular room at a particular time, they said their boss was there with them.

So that’s:

‘I was one of the people in a meeting about this subject, on this day.’
‘I am at this general spot on the totem pole.’
‘My boss was in that meeting with me.’

If someone I worked with tweeted that kind of info anonymously, I think I’d have a 50/50 shot at figuring out who they were by looking at a department itinerary and a structure chart. I might have to ask a few ‘who deals with this kind of thing again’ questions to colleagues, but not many.

I mean, I guess they could be spraying inaccuracies out there on purpose, but that seemed particularly egregious to me.

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