CENTCOM Selfies? Tantaros Asks Why the Military Needs to Be on Twitter
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command are now back online after being hacked by people claiming to be ISIS sympathizers.
Yesterday, hackers replaced CENTCOM's banner and profile images with the word Cybercaliphate" before threatening U.S. service members and their families in a series of tweets.
CENTCOM officials released a statement explaining that there was no operational impact to the agency and also noted why they have social media accounts.
The statement said social media provides a "unique method" to communicate with people all over the world and share information about CENTCOM activities.
The "Outnumbered" panel weighed in today, agreeing that there doesn't seem to be much point to having these social media accounts. Charles Payne of FBN said he doesn't think the military needs to be playing "warm and fuzzy" with the rest of the world.
"I don't think it is necessary for them to have a Twitter account," said Andrea Tantaros. "I think it's pretty embarrassing. It really is embarrassing and it's on the heels of another embarrassing misstep, which was missing Paris and missing that march."
"It just, I know these things are intentional when it comes to radical Islam, however, this kind of thing just makes us look really bad," she added.
Watch more of the discussion above from "Outnumbered" today.