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Navy sends inadvertent tweet about Julian Assange, and Assange replies

Julian Assange, from Wikileaks, at the SKUP conference for investigative journalism, Norway, March 2010 (Flickr/Espen Moe)
December 26, 2017
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On Monday, the U.S. Navy official Twitter account briefly tweeted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s name.

The since-deleted tweet was posted by an authorized user of the U.S. Navy Office of Information’s Digitial Media Engagement Team, the Navy tweeted out following the incident.

“This morning, an inadvertent keystroke by an authorized user of the U.S. Navy Office of Information’s Digitial Media Engagement Team caused the trending term “Julian Assange” to be tweeted from the Navy’s official Twitter account,” the tweet read.

“The inadvertent tweet was briefly posted for a few second before it was quickly deleted by the same authorized user. The inadvertent tweet was sent during routine monitoring of trending topics,” a second tweet read.

U.S. Navy (Twitter)

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U.S. Navy (Twitter)

Julian Assange’s name was trending after his Twitter account briefly disappeared Monday morning. His account has since reappeared.

Assange has since responded to the tweet with a tweet of his own.

Julian Assange (Twitter)

WikiLeaks also responded to the U.S. Navy tweet.

WikiLeaks (Twitter)

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