24 Things You Should Not Tweet If You’re A Politician

It is really not that hard!

Tweeting as a politician is easy. Just follow these simple steps!

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1. Don’t compare your adversaries to rogue nations that hate us.

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2. Don’t let an untrustworthy staffer manage your handle.

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3. Be polite to your constituents.

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4. You don’t have to thank everyone who follows you.

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5. It is more interactive to use people’s handles than their whole name and title.

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6. Don’t be too self-aggrandizing.

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7. No need to be overly specific on policy.

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8. No inappropriate sexual comments about presidential candidates.

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9. Things that can be taken as racist, will.

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10. No need to spam your followers.

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Never a good option.

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11. Don’t send out information that is too personal.

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12. You only really have to say something once.

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You are getting your point across.

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13. Twitter has a 140-character limit for a reason.

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14. Make your password more difficult than “(your name) 123.”

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You will get hacked.

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15. It is OK to show love to your constituency.

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But just don’t get creepy about it.

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16. It’s ok to be a badass.

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17. Don’t whine too much.

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18. If you do tweet something that makes no sense, you can recover with humor!

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19. Not every one of your thoughts is tweetable.

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20. Make sure what you retweet is appropriate.

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21. Make sure you spell the names of presidents correctly.

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22. Stay away from third-person “ghost tweets.”

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23. Do not compare economic decline to the death of a beloved pop star.

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24. And REMEMBER: Always stay relatable — that is what social media is about!

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It may seem like a lot of pressure, but luckily most of the world doesn’t know much about politics!

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So don’t worry! When you leave office, you can just say “BQHATEVWR.”

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Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.

— Pete Hoekstra (@petehoekstra)

Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House.— Pete Hoekstra

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