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 isĀ @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:

  • FreedomRecon

    Didn’t hear POTUS say anything in reference to current Israel situation

    • Maria

      You won’t either, unless it’s for publicity. He sides with Hamas like a good little Islam.

    • lalavz

      It’s still being investigated and he can’t comment on it. (joke)

    • TugboatPhil

      He’s hoping “his side” will make a comeback against the Israelis.

    • TugboatPhil

      He’s hoping “his side” will make a comeback against the Israelis.

  • Maria

    Those people above ought to be ashamed of themselves. Israel is only trying to defend itself and its land! You know, I noticed they don’t think the Hamas Twitter account should be silenced. I guess we know where most Liberals stand. They stand with Hamas/Palestine. Well of course they do, because Obama does.

  • einfal

    Would be nice if @twitter could suspend the AlQassam Brigades twitter account

    @idfspokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are (You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves)— Alqassam Brigades (@AlqassamBrigade) November 14, 2012

  • coreopsis has set in

    Flash rumors, flash crowds, flash robberies: Social networking is so awesome! Like carrying a room full of babbling idiots around in your pocket.

    • Neva

      Delightful analogy!

  • Lidsamy

    Twitchy always has the right and RIGHT news first