CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Officials are not sure how jokes about heavy drinking and links to pornography websites came to be posted on a state-run social media account.
The official Twitter account for WVOASIS, the group responsible for setting up the state's Enterprise Resource Planning system, posted a tweet on Saturday evening: "Bumper stickers are how we tell people we only had $1.50 to spend on a belief system."
The snarky one-liner seems innocuous enough, but the message also included a link that redirected users to a pornography video.
"We are looking into what happened and when the posts were made," WVOASIS spokeswoman Allison Adler said via email on Monday. "We will inquire with the Twitter Help Desk to try to figure out what occurred."
Adler originally said the account was "hacked," but later said she used the word too loosely.
"As of now, we have no confirmation that the account has been hacked," Adler said.
She said WVOASIS became aware of the post only Monday morning and deleted it, along with another bawdy tweet that was on the account for nearly two months.
"I've been putting vodka in my fruit smoothies. Also, no fruit," read a post from April 27.
That tweet also included a link, although it no longer works.
Adler said the group's IT team changed the password to prevent further messages from being posted.
The state is paying more than $110 million for its multi-year Enterprise Resource Planning project, which is meant to incorporate all state computer systems under one roof, allowing agencies to manage accounts, personnel and assets using just one system.
Adler said WVOASIS's Facebook and Twitter accounts are run by its "enterprise readiness team," which is charged with outreach and communication efforts.