"Sources tell @BuzzFeedNews a "disgruntled staffer" is behind the State Department site's change of Trump and Pence's biographies. "
@fribbledom looks like the timestamp keeps growing so probably an error. Maybe some intern started writing the page and hit publish.
If Trump is resigning, this indicates it is happening tonight and has not already happened. Also the time itself is weird, because a human would tend to use an hour or half-hour mark for something like this.
> A Disgruntled Employee Changed The State Department’s Website To Say That Trump’s Term Ends Today, Sources Say. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/state-department-website-trump-term-ending-employee
(Buzzfeed, so caveats. But it seems legit.)
@fribbledom Seems like an error, judging by the fluctuations in time, whether that’s hack-related I am unsure, possibly some tired underpaid programmer started writing the page just in case of a resignation (I doubt it) or ‘eviction’ and whacked it out to upload.
@fribbledom i wouldn't be surprised if someone just started preparing content. There is the same content on Pence's page https://www.state.gov/biographies/michael-r-pence/
@fribbledom (.... i'm not actually sure whether they said it on twitter or elsewhere or the exact phrasing they used, please don't quote me on that haha)
Domain is almost certainly real…
organisation: General Services Administration
organisation: Attn: QTDC, 2E08 (.gov Domain Registration)
address: 10304 Eaton Place
address: Fairfax Virginia 22030
address: United States
Time has changed. Now reads "Donald J. Trump's term ended on 2021-01-11 19:39:22."
However, it didn't change further when I refreshed several times.
Looking at the page source I find a meta tag in the <head> with yet a different time:
> <meta property="og:description" content="Donald J. Trump's term ended on 2021-01-11 19:39:20." />
The <body> contains a <div> with the class 'entry-content' and that contains this:
> <p><strong> Donald J. Trump's term ended on 2021-01-11 19:39:22.</p></strong>
@fribbledom I'm getting 19:39:22. It's possible the state dept. is trolling, as weird as that sounds
@fribbledom according to the search cache, the intruders are in there for longer. https://twitter.com/oknox/status/1348722581973721093?s=21
@fribbledom that's too bad. I was kind of hoping https://octodon.social/@walruslifestyle/105538975505449581
Looks hacked. It's unusual that the State Department's biography page even has the president's page to begin with, and Archive.org does not show this page dated before today.
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@fribbledom but my mom said that possibly Biden was executed and that now a deep fake of Biden is the pretend president while Trump still rules!
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