Onion Tweets: Obama Injured in White House Explosion
3:48 PM, Apr 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The satirical website The Onion just tweeted that President Obama has been injured from two White House explosions:
It appears to be either a succesful hack or a joke, but it's not immediately clear. But it is clear the tweet does not reflect reality.
Earlier today, as the Associated Press reported, the AP's Twitter feed got hacked and sent a similar message.
"Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House," the AP reported.
The false tweet said there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Barack Obama was injured. The attack on AP's Twitter account and the AP Mobile Twitter account was preceded by phishing attempts on AP's corporate network."
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