Official Parliament Twitter Account Breaks Armistice Day Silence

Official Parliament Twitter Account Breaks Armistice Day Silence

Today is Armistice Day in the United Kingdom (which coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) and it is customary to award a two minute silence to the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, when World War 1 hostilities ended at eleven o’clock in the morning of 1918.

But does that silence extend to Twitter?

For many users, probably not. After all, a tweet is, by definition, silent. But for an official UK government account, one would presume that tweeting during the silence would be considered, at best, poor form.

Oh dear.

Check the timestamp: 11:01 am. Twitter users responded in kind.

Official Parliament Twitter Account Criticised For Breaking Armistice Day Silence

The team behind the Parliament Twitter account apologised for their mistake.

“We regret that a scheduled tweet coincided with today’s silence. We will ensure that this does not happen again.”

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