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    President Barack Obama Hoax News

    This was breaking news on the Fox News Twitter account earlier today.

    It's untrue and the account had been hacked.

    Hackers tweet ‘Obama assassinated’ on Fox News account


    A group of hackers targeted a Fox News Twitter account early Monday morning and posted a series of false updates declaring that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

    It is reported that the hackers behind the Twitter attack have now claimed responsibility.

    ‘Scriptkiddies’ took control of [at]foxnewspolitics - a bona fide account of the US news service with 33,000 people following it - at the beginning of 4 July, which is a public holiday in the US for Independence Day.

    People following Fox’s politics feed account would have seen the shocking hoax posts that claimed the President was dead appearing from 2.43am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), with hundreds of them forwarding this on to their followers.

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    I wonder if they'll like Guantanamo bay, I'm sure they'll find room for them.

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    I am surprised anyone is taking Fox "news" seriously anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I am surprised anyone is taking Fox "news" seriously anyway.
    Especially now that Glenn Beck has departed them.
    All their veracity is gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    It's untrue and the account had been hacked.
    So why post this in news with a misleading title ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    I am surprised anyone is taking Fox "news" seriously anyway.
    Thanks for the reality-injection.

    While 'FOX' doesn't rhyme with 'FARCE' it strikes a similar chord on my heartstrings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    It's untrue and the account had been hacked.
    So why post this in news with a misleading title ?
    What's misleading about it? It was a hoax news story.


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