The Associated Press’ Twitter account on Tuesday was compromised and posted a message claiming two explosions at the White House had injured President Obama.
AP reporter Sam Hananel quickly posted on Twitter that the news organization’s main feed had been hacked.
Please Ignore AP Tweet on explosions, we’ve been hacked.
— Sam Hananel (@SamHananelAP) April 23, 2013
The AP’s corporate communications account called the explosions tweet “bogus.”
That is a bogus @ap tweet.
— AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013
And the AP’s other accounts said the news organization is working on the issue.
All: The main @ap Twitter account has been hacked, The tweets coming out of there are false. We are working to correct the problem.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) April 23, 2013
The AP’s main Twitter account, which has nearly 2 million followers, appears to be suspended. The Associated Press did not immediately respond to TPM’s requests for comment.