Six years into his presidency, BarackÂ Obama has just become even cooler by joining twitter! Everyone go follow @POTUS!Â According to USA Today, heâ€™s since broken the Guinness World Records, becomingÂ the fastest user to reach one million followers in under five hours.
He even joked with former President Bill ClintonÂ (@BillClinton)Â who said â€œWelcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriendâ€œ to which Obama replied, â€œGood question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?â€œÂ
What should be a lighthearted situation has recently been filled with contention. Sadly, the Presidentâ€™s twitter account has been marred with racial slurs. The hate speech has also carried over to Google Maps where typing in the â€œNâ€ word in the search bar resulted in the user being directed to The White House.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Google Maps utilizes a â€œcrowd-editing systemâ€ where users can edit details about maps and searches. Google has since disabled the feature until it can develop a more iron clad system. The company has also issued an apology in saying, â€œSome inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”