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  • Hacked A.P. TwitterKun-Mao Chao ()Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taiwan University, Taiwan

    A note given in BCC class on April 24, 2013

  • A False Alarm*Source: AP; The New York Times 4/23/2013

  • A Hacked AccountThe Twitter account of The Associated Press was hacked on Tuesday and erroneously sent out a message saying there had been explosions at the White House, injuring President Obama.Within a few minutes, Twitter suspended the account, and Julie Pace, the chief White House correspondent for The A.P., announced at a White House briefing that the account had been hacked.*

  • ClarificationJay Carney, Mr. Obamas press secretary, confirmed that the president was unharmed.Editors at The A.P. soon followed with a statement saying that The @AP twitter account has been hacked. The tweet about an attack at the White House is false. We will advise more as soon as possible.*

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted!The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 150 points when the news broke on Twitter an indicator of traders presence on the social media platform before immediately recouping the losses after it became clear that there had been no attack at the White House. *

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted!*


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