Word on the Street: Trusting Tweets

Social media is used for everything these days, from keeping up with politicians, favorite athletes and other interests. But, the jury is still out on whether public figures are really managing their own accounts.

Social media is used for everything these days, from keeping up with politicians, favorite athletes and other interests. But, the jury is still out on whether public figures are really managing their own accounts. (11/3/15)

THE BRONX - Social media is used for everything these days, from keeping up with politicians, favorite athletes and other interests. But, the jury is still out on whether public figures are really managing their own accounts.

Mayor Bill de Blasio is in hot water for a series of tweets that were sent from his Twitter account in support of the Mets during the World Series.

One of the tweets said:

"Something happens when you're a Sox fan living here for a few decades. You slowly fall in love with the Mets."

The issue isn't the context of de Blasio's tweet, but the fact that he didn't type the words himself. One of his aides tweeted on his behalf.

News 12 hit the street to ask residents how they feel about public figures not managing their own social media accounts.

Residents had mixed feelings about the issue. While some say public figures should manage their own social media accounts, others say if they choose to have someone else manage the accounts, they should at the very least approve the posts before they go live.

Mayor de Blasio did approve of the tweets before they were posted on his Twitter account.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 1 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
Tristin and Tyler Rodriguez, 13, have more than 3 Ambitious twins from the Bronx gather online following
April 28 is Superhero Day. News 12 hit 4 Word on the Street: Superhero Day
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 30

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Hear More: Word on the Street

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Word on the Street segment.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE