The Department of Health (DOH) said on Saturday it has full control over its social media platforms after a technical glitch hit its Twitter account.
The DOH issued the statement after its official Twitter account was renamed “Vela Exchange” for a short period of time.
“Please be informed that due to a technical glitch in Twitter, which was also experienced by some entities and organizations globally, the DOH’s official Twitter account was renamed to ‘Vela Exchange’ for a short period,” the department said.
“The DOH has swiftly acted upon the matter. Hence, our official account has already been reverted to ‘Department of Health,’ and is now being closely monitored by our official platform managers,” it added.
Asked if it was hacked, the Health Department said, “No, the DOH platform managers have full control over the DOH platforms.”
“This is why we were able to immediately identify the bug. Rest assured that we will continue to monitor all our platforms,” it added. —Richa Noriega/VBL, GMA Integrated News