The One Sure Way to Avoid an Old-Tweets Scandal

It has happened to everyone from comedians to journalists lately

Eric Ravenscraft
Forge
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6 min readAug 30, 2019

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YYou tweeted that thing years ago. You don’t even really remember it. You’re not the same person you were back then. But it’s back to haunt you anyway: A potential employer, a colleague, a college professor, or a political operative digs through your old tweets, and now…

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Eric Ravenscraft
Forge
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Eric Ravenscraft is a freelance writer from Atlanta covering tech, media, and geek culture for Medium, The New York Times, and more.