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On Thursday evening US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account vanished from our screens in a mysterious attack on the Presidents freedom of speech (or just his twitter account).
According to to the BBC ‘An employee deactivated the @realdonaldtrump account… it had been their last day on the job.’
Whilst his account was down, the world, including his 41.7 million followers, missed out on hearing what Mr Trump has had to say, but worry not! We have managed to get our hands on Trump’s lost tweets that never got to see the light of day.
Check them out below to see what the President had to say during the lost 11 minutes:
Trump’s lost Tweets
The latest incident has sparked debate about the security of the President’s account, given the potential consequences of posts falsely attributed to Mr Trump being published. This should also highlight to anyone online the importance of making sure your website and social media is secure and protected.
Here are our top 5 Tips for securing your social media
1.Create a difficult-to-guess password for each social account
We know this is easier said than done, try avoid using personal information such as birthdays, family or pet names, numbers in a pattern, and especially the word “password”. Mix up your lower case and capital letters, numbers and punctuation. If this is too complex to remember, store it in a password manager. Once you’ve got your password, we know you’d like to re-use it everywhere, but don’t!
2. Two-factor authentication
The big social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube or Google+ support two-step authentication. Besides your username and password, you have to enter a one-time password that gets sent as a short message to your mobile device paired with your account. Even if your username and password leak out.
3. Constantly review your account activity
Many social networks send notifications when your account is logged into from a new device when account information is changed or when multiple failed logins are detected. These notifications are sent via e-mail or text, depending on your preferences. Keep an eye out as any these alerts are the first telltale signs that somebody is attempting to get in.
4. Be mindful of what you click
Clicking links in phishing emails might be the first point of entry for many hackers and scammers. Protect yourself by not clicking on links you are not familiar with.
5. Review apps and browser add-ons
You may have granted third-party applications, such as online games, access to your feed so they can update your friends. Some applications can read your profile and post on your behalf. Remove access to applications that you longer use.
Don’t be like Donald, protect your social media!
Learn to use social media effectively for your business at our next Social Animal workshop. Interested? Check it out.