@NRA_Rifleman’s faux pas during the CO #theatershooting resulted in deleted account

This morning in the chaotic hours after the #theatershooting in Denver, CO, the National Rifle Association‘s Twitter account @NRA_Rifleman tweeted a very cheerful tweet:

The tweet was quickly retweeted and people responded in disbelief. Later this afternoon I was pointed to the account again and it turned out, that NRA deleted the whole account – not just the unfortunate tweet:

Published by Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, innovation management and public management.

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