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White House Introduces New Obama Puppy On Twitter

Twitter is the platform of the moment for breaking news, from Whitney Houston’s death to the assassination of Osama bin Laden – and the debut of Sunny, the 1-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog joining the Obama family in the White House.

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Official White House Account ‘Rickrolls’ Twitter During US Debt Crisis Debate

Rickrolling, the popular bait-and-switch internet meme where users are tricked into clicking on hyperlinks that promise to lead to the topic at hand, but instead take the victim to a music video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up, has typically been practiced by the more jovial members of the internet community.

Sure, Astley himself performed a live version of a Rickroll at the 2008 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but that was still very much in keeping with the spirit of the event.

So when the official Whitehouse Twitter account performs a Rickroll of its own, just how seriously are we meant to take it?

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