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Hacked Twitter Account Announces (falsely) that Obama is Assassinated

I just wanted to get this out to all of our readers in case you noticed this today. Reuters is reporting that this morning, the twitter account of the Fox News Politics team was hacked/compromised/broken into, and that the perpetrators were sending false “tweets” out such as:

“#ObamaDead, it’s a sad 4th of July. RT to support the late president’s family, and RIP. The shooter will be found”.

If you saw such messages…know that they are false.

There is much to be said about protecting one’s account passwords, but I find it sad that such a message would be sent by those who gained access to the account. While I know that there are laws that can imprison persons threatening the life of the President, I don’t believe there are laws in place that can imprison those who falsely announce the President’s death. However, I have the sneaking suspicion that the government attorneys might just find a way to argue that declaring his death is somehow akin to threatening the President…which would mean that those responsible just might have something to worry about.

In any event, it is my personal opinion that these hackers have no sense of style. You mean to tell me that they break into the Fox News Political team’s twitter account and THAT’s the best they can do?

Ah well…

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