As of early Thursday morning Fort Bragg’s verified Twitter account has been deactivated after what the famous and sprawling US Army base in North Carolina initially said was a hack.

Just before the account was deleted (presumably temporarily), the base posted a message saying that sexually explicit messages posted Wednesday were “not the work of our admins.” The statement said, “As many of you may know, there were a string of explicit Tweets from our account this afternoon…” 

“Our account was hacked. We apologize to our followers,” it claimed, though many were immediately skeptical of the “hacking” narrative.

The base, which is home to the elite United States Army Special Operations Command, is one of the largest military installations in the world, hosting up to 60,000 personnel.

The Ft. Bragg account on Wednesday was interacting with a woman’s sexually explicit OnlyFans account, who appeared only too happy for the “attention” from an entire verified Army base. She later offered a 50% off military discount.

Ft. Bragg’s Twitter account was deactivated Wednesday evening as a flood of media began inquiring as to what was happening, also as the whole ordeal went viral and was subject of endless jokes and mockery.

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“Live look at Fort Bragg’s latest missile launch,” one social media user said mockingly.

The OnlyFans performer that Ft. Bragg was tweeting to quipped: “Someone come get their fort,” and added in a follow-up tweet, “Normalize horny tweeting from US Army forts.”

There was immediately widespread speculation that it wasn’t at all the result of an external “hack” – but that the base’s social media admin likely forgot to log off the official base account while thinking he was using a private Twitter account

Indeed later in the day Thursday this appears to have been confirmed. “An administrator for the account identified himself as the source of the tweets. Appropriate action is underway. The Fort Bragg account will be restored in the coming days,” Army base spokesman Col. Joe Buccino announced.

No doubt the base public relations team has been scrambling to figure out how to explain this while taking on minimal future mockery, but that looks unavoidable at this point…

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Via Zerohedge