No I wonder... did someone hack this? Did he resign? What happened?

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It shows three different times (:48, :40, :39) depending on... Nothkng really, randomness? It changed for me twice in two minutes.

@fribbledom in a chat I'm in it's suspected to be transition-related, apparently Pence is also showing that way

@hypolite @fribbledom @bhtooefr Not sure I noticed that via snapshots of the page too.

BuzzFeed is confirming that its vandalism by a staffer though.

@bhtooefr @fribbledom
Is there a timezone on that? Everywhere in the US 19:48 is the future. Is it adapting to the browser's timezone or IP?


I have no idea, really. I assumed it would be UTC, but only because that's the only timezone that made sense (with that timestamp).


@fribbledom @cjd @bhtooefr

"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.


Checking the source of the page I noticed a wrong order of the tags.

<p><strong> Donald J. Trump's term ended on 2021-01-11 19:38:51.</p></strong>


Certainly odd!

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.

(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 Must be a hack. Nothing on any american news about him resigning.

@joacim @fribbledom Trump can't announce his resignation without Twitter account...

@fribbledom i wouldn't be surprised if someone just started preparing content. There is the same content on Pence's page

@fribbledom they said on twitter that it was "published by a disgruntled employee"

@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)

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