Monday, July 4, 2011
Nothing says Happy July Fourth like erroneously tweeting President Obama was shot dead. Especially, if you are FOX News.
The Twitter account of FOX News was hacked on Monday, posting several false tweets that said President Barack Obama had been killed.
Of course, Obama is celebrating the July 4 with his family at the White House and a and plans to take in — what else, a game of golf.
The first tweet appeared around 2 a.m. and said:
@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead.
The next tweet said:
@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.
In all some six false tweets were issued, saying Obama had been shot at a restaurant in Iowa while campaigning.
The faux tweets are the latest in a series of high-profile hackings that have swept the globe in recent weeks.