I assume @IDFSpokesman has been suspended because of breach of Twitter TOS.—
Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) November 15, 2012
Some Twitter users are celebrating the supposed suspension of the Israel Defense Forces’ Twitter account this morning.
And “real journalists” are helping the rumor along.
One problem there, guys: The IDF’s official account is @IDFSpokesperson, not @IDFSpokesman. The IDF was not sent to Twitter Gulag.
HuffPo’s Ethan Klapper quickly corrected his error, as did BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller.
And the IDF continues to tweet:
But unfortunately, the false rumor persists, especially among those who would love to see the IDF silenced: