Fort Bragg Twitter administrator admits to sending explicit tweets

Fort Bragg Twitter administrator admits to sending explicit tweets
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An administrator of Fort Bragg’s Twitter account has admitted to sending sexually explicit tweets the military base originally blamed on a hack, a spokesperson said Thursday. 

“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," Col. Joe Buccino, a spokesperson for the XVIII Airborne Corps, said in a statement Thursday.

"Appropriate action is underway,” he added.


The incident happened Wednesday afternoon when the official Twitter account for the North Carolina Army base, one of the largest military installations in the country, replied in graphic detail to two tweets from a sex worker.

As the explicit tweets garnered attention, Fort Bragg tweeted that the messages were “not the work of our admins” and that “our account was hacked.”

Shortly after, Fort Bragg deactivated its account.

In Thursday’s statement, Buccino said the account “will be restored in the coming days.”

Twitter did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment on Buccino’s statement.