Nasty tweets almost impossible to delete
EVERY nasty social media post you make is like a bad tattoo: it’s ugly, painful and almost impossible to remove.
And even if you do manage to laser your obscene tweets into oblivion, it can leave an online scar which will never really heal.
That’s according to Raj Samani, McAfee fellow and chief scientist at the online security company.
The cyber guru said anyone’s negative online posts could end up coming back to haunt them.
Raj said: “Your online content – tweets, Facebook posts and anything like that – is a digital tattoo.
“Once it’s there, it’s permanent – and trying to remove it is difficult. It’s painful, it’s expensive and it leaves scars.”
The security expert added that just because you’ve gone back and deleted a dodgy post, that doesn’t mean it’s actually been wiped from the net.
There are a whole load of platforms which can save your tweets and archive a copy forever, and there are even ways to recover deleted tweets.
That means it’s always best to think before you post - rather than put your digital foot in it and then try to undo the damage later.