|dethalternate||Date: Wednesday, 24-April-2013, 3:04 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
|A hacker compromised the main Twitter account for the Associated Press on Tuesday, creating momentary chaos across the world by inaccurately posting that US President Barack Obama was injured by an explosion in the White House. |
Just after 1 p.m. EST, a message sent by the account @AP read “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”
Journalists inside the White House at the time of the tweet quickly refuted the claim and reported that no blast had been felt at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The AP announced from a separate account moments later that the initial tweet was not true and that hackers wrote and published the incorrect claim.
"The @AP Twitter account has been suspended after it was hacked. The tweet about an attack on the White House was false," the news agency announced.
Read more/Full article/source - http://rt.com/usa/hackers-associated-press-obama-282/