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CHICAGO (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama says words matter, particularly in an age where Twitter and other social media can be used like a weapon.

She addressed a summit of young leaders Wednesday hosted by the Obama Foundation. She says people shouldn’t “tweet every thought” because “first initial thoughts are not worthy of the light of day.”

The comments drew laughter from the crowd as Obama added she wasn’t “talking about anybody in particular.”

She says when people tweet, especially young people, they need to think it over, spell correctly and use good grammar.

Former President Barack Obama gave the closing remarks later, saying he was inspired by what he heard from young leaders during the two-day event.

Other major speakers included Prince Harry, Chicago rapper Common and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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4 thoughts on “Michelle Obama: ‘Don’t Tweet Every Thought’

  1. specialt757 on said:

    What a great lady. When they look back through history, Mrs. Obama will be the one that stands out as one of, if not the most influential, well rounded and respected, and truly loved first lady. You will have to look long and hard to find anything in her control that she did wrong. They will dismiss the haters because well…they’re haters.
    History will also show #45 was the worst president ever! I don’t know who’s coming up next, but as of 11/2/17, #45 holds the title. I do believe however; Pence would be a close 2nd if he were to take over.

  2. Guest1 on said:

    #45 has Dementia. He has to tweet in order to have a record of what his pea brain just spouted out. Otherwise, how is he going to remember what the hell he said 30 seconds earlier?

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