The State Department is considering a two-working-day review period for social media postings, according to a report in the Washington Post. Each 140-character tweet would go through both a preliminary review and a final review before being posted. A State Department representative told the Post that the proposed changes are simply meant “to recognize the dynamic and decentralized nature of the 21st century information environment,” but we can’t help but look in the U.S. Embassy Cairo’s direction.


U.S. Embassy in Cairo chooses Sep. 11 to apologize for hurt Muslim feelings; Hours later, angry Egyptian mob storms compound; Embassy stands by its apology; White House disavows it

US Embassy in Cairo quietly deletes its ‘we stand by our condemnation’ tweet; Update: More deleted tweets!

On-scene pics, mob at US Embassy in Cairo: Embassy tweets ‘revolution positive step forward,’ stands by 9/11 apology

US Embassy Cairo continues its fail; Tweets ‘Glad Mubarak is gone, revolution meant fellow democratic country’; Update: ‘We are speaking for America’; Update: Steyn weighs in