Town of Culver Laments Objectionable Twitter Statements

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The Town of Culver may be considering a re-launch of its official Twitter page after a member of the community located an account representing Culver, Indiana and making some less than desirable remarks.

Attention was brought to the account, referring to itself as @CulverIndiana, during Tuesday’s Town Council meeting. According to the description of the page, the account says Culver is one of the most beautiful towns in the Midwest. However, the compliment is followed by the statement that “…Marshall County seems to have a policy of treating minorities unequally.”

Screenshot taken 6/16/16

The Town closed its official Twitter account some time ago, but the suggestion was made Tuesday night that it may be desirable to re-open it to combat misinformation. Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe said the statement from the Twitter page was “an odd thing to say.”

What to do about the account was considered by the Town Council – which said they may consider contacting Twitter about “flagging” the account. Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist said on Thursday he intended to reach out to the company as soon as possible. Other options might include working with Twitter to alter search results to a Town account if Culver, Indiana is searched.

Apart from the account description, much of the information on the page contains Retweets of art and photography. 

The Town is working to obtain a Stellar Communities’ designation through the state, and says they may want to present a more positive image to the rest of the inquiring public if announced as the winner.

Town officials believe it may take some time for Twitter to do anything about the page.

A link to the account can be found by clicking the following link.