What in the world is happening? What can we believe?
A BIZARRE tweet from the US Strategic Command has prompted a flurry on Twitter as people try and decipher what it may mean.
The US government account tweet came around 7:50pm, and began to go viral as people questioned the meaning of the letters and punctuation marks – and debated if the account had been hacked.
The tweet said: “;l;;gmlxzssaw”.
Canadian Forces in the US responded: “These things happen. This might even happen to you one day. It’s okay, folks.”
Some people shared fears of hacking other ominous meanings of the tweet.
“Well this is disconcerting,” a Twitter user commented.
“Hope it’s not a launch code,” one person wrote.
Another said: “not really how i pictured the world ending but also not entirely surprised.”
“Holy s**t, should we all be taking cover?!?” one person commented.
Others posted memes and made jokes about the tweet.
Several made jokes about “butt-dialing”.
“This is why you shouldn’t bring your cats to work,” one person tweeted.
“Well, now. That’s reassuring,” another user wrote sarcastically.
The tweet was up for over half an hour before the US Strategic Command added in a comment: “Apologizes for any confusion. Please disregard this post.”
The government account did not give any further clarification to the tweet.
People were confused at the apology – as they noticed “apologies” was misspelled.
“US Strategic Command can’t spell apologies. Have they been hacked, or are incompetents running our nuclear arsenal?” one person tweeted.
As of 8.50pm EST, the tweet had been deleted.
US Strategic Command did not give any context to the tweet as it disappeared from the account’s feed.
They deleted pic.twitter.com/TUosoCSmr2
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 29, 2021
Q heads about to 🤯 “it’s happening”
— BabyGoat™️ (@thebabygoatlv) March 29, 2021
Does anyone pick up the phone and call people anymore? "Hey, Joe…why'd you tweet the nuclear code?"
Nah. They tag each other on a social media platform. pic.twitter.com/hSDmPshVlS
— GodFamilyCountry🇺🇸Patriot (@BeckieSirolli) March 29, 2021
— Metalhead 🤘 (@ljcfxuk) March 29, 2021