AP Twitter Account Hacked, Incorrectly Says Obama Injured At White House

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.

 

The AP’s corporate communications account called the explosions tweet “bogus.”

 

And the AP’s other accounts said the news organization is working on the issue. 

 

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. 

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