I’m really surprised anyone would fall for the lame tweets, not at all the wording or feeling that would really happen.
Red-faced Fox News editors were scrambling early Monday to figure out how hackers broke into one of their Twitter accounts and posted several messages that President Obama had been assassinated.
The hackers broke into the broadcaster’s Fox News Politics account at around 2 a.m. and posted several messages that President Obama had been shot and killed while campaigning in Iowa.
“@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,” the first post said.
The seven phony tweets were still visible on the account, which carries Twitter’s baby blue “verified account” badge, more than six hours later.
Fox’s politics account has nearly 35,000 followers.