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President Obama is not dead, Fox News was hacked

Twitter news feed taken over by miscreants
Mon Jul 04 2011, 11:40

DESPITE REPORTS, President Obama is not dead, however, we can pretty much confirm that the Twitter feed of Rupert Murdoch's right wing propaganda outlet Fox 'News' has been hacked.

The US TV network's Twitter feed is still out of its control at the time of writing - either that or no one there can work out how to delete a post - and it is still showing the shocking news that the US president has been shot and killed.

"@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead," says the foxnewspolitics Twitter feed. And then, "@BarackObama has just passed. Nearly 45 minutes ago, he was shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck; shooter unknown. Bled out." Those messages remain on the web site, which is verified as an official account.

According to the BBC the hacking may have been carried out by a Twitter user called @theScriptkiddie. However that Twitter account has been suspended.

The messages began about four hours ago with this Tweet, "Just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th" - in reference to Independence Day in the US.

They ended, for now at least, not long after with this, "We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there's light at the end of tunnel".

There are also secret service men at the end of the tunnel, as according to reports the men in black helicopters are investigating the hack.

In an interview with the Associated Press Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie, said "we will conduct the appropriate follow up." Gulp.

Fox, which took around eight hours to delete the messages, has promised its own investigation.

"We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into accounts,"  said Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital in a statement. µ


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