TSA Launches 18 New Twitter Accounts In PR DriveSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 17:02
The Transportation Security Administration has launched a staggering eighteen new Twitter accounts as part of a PR drive presumably in response to the overwhelming amount of negative publicity the federal agency receives on a routine basis.
“As part of what looks to be a massive information campaign by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), TSA on Thursday announced the launch of 18 new Twitter accounts. If that seems like a lot for one organization, that’s because it is,” reports Security Management.com.
Although the TSA claims that the new accounts are merely for enabling the public to access information relevant to their local area, only six of the eighteen will be used for that purpose. The rest will be staffed by TSA spokespersons and used to disseminate information about the conduct of the agency, which routinely comes under the national spotlight in a less than positive context.
The TSA’s primary twitter account, which is linked to the agency’s official blog, has failed to refute accusations leveled at the TSA on numerous occasions before, most notably when it was unsuccessful in disproving engineer Jon Corbett’s evidence that the TSA’s $1 billion dollar program is virtually worthless because it can be fooled by sewing a metallic object in a side pocket.