A “Precocious Kid” Accidentally Tweeted From A US Nuclear Command’s Account

  • Some jokingly said the cryptic tweet, “;l;;gmlxzssaw,” was a US nuclear launch code. Others, that the Pentagon had been hacked and some even thought it was a signal to political conspiracists.
  • But Stratcom told reporter Mikael Thalen of the Daily Dot that the tweet was no secret message, but instead was the result of a Stratcom social media editor working from home and in fact came from the hands of a precocious kid.
  • “The Command’s Twitter manager, while in a telework status, momentarily left the Command’s Twitter account open and unattended. His very young child took advantage of the situation and started playing with the keys and, unfortunately, and unknowingly, posted the tweet,” Stratcom official Kendall Cooper noted.

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