18 new Twitter Accounts for TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Cranking up the propaganda machine ...

    Security Management: Eight Questions About TSA’s 18 New Twitter Accounts

    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. It's also a growing trend for government agencies, who are often competing with news organizations, to get information to the public as fast as possible after an event. FEMA has about a dozen of its own, and DHS has more than 50 social media activities that fall under its umbrella.

    Eleven of the new TSA accounts are individual TSA spokespersons. Additionally there are six accounts that will be used to push out information to travelers in the Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Western regions. TSA also has a main account for “updates concerning national TSA related information” and an account for the TSA Blog Team.

    "Eleven of the new TSA accounts are individual TSA spokespersons": I think we can use this over time by plugging these addresses in comments to adverse media reports and encourage some large-scale feedback to bozos like Nico & Lisa.
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They misspelled "disinformation."
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It's just a list of paid TSA Liars.
  4. I don't know why they think that more twitter accounts are going to help their cause. A blog and a couple of effective spokespeople could affect public opinion if their propaganda was well done, but when it's piss-poor it presents only opportunity for ridicule. Increasing the quantity of their nonsense on twitter will just make them look more stupid to more people.

    Have these people learned nothing from the Soviets? Say what you want about Stalin, but his crew nailed their propaganda.
  5. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Well when you lack quality, overload with quantity.
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I thought the TSA's motto was "If you can't blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bull$hi+."
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    You stole my retort. I like the blog comment of "now we can be ignored in 140 characters or less". Was straight to the point and a headshot no less.

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