Fox Twitter Feed Hacked: “Obama Assassinated…”

Fox News’ politics Twitter feed was hacked and this morning after 2 a.m. Tweets claiming Breaking News: Barack Obama assassinated…


“@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,” came the first tweet. The string of messages continued:

“@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”, and then: “@BarackObama shot twice at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family.”

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

“BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP;

“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.”

Source: Guardiadrudge

  • Internet and Tweet rumors and hoaxes about celebrity deaths have been around for a long time. Strangely, though, more people were upset, however, over the hoax of Lady Gaga’s death in a fiery car crash than this hacked FOX one about Obama. Per Google Trends this morning, this story is not even registering in the top 20 there. With Lady Gaga, the rumor of her death zoomed to the top of Internet searches for more than a day. Same for rumors about the violent deaths of Miley Cyrus, Morgan Freeman, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, or the ‘Latino Frank Sinatra,’ Luis Miguel. All reported deaths were, at the time of their release, at the top of the Google search charts, but not Obama.

    Maybe because it’s a holiday weekend… or maybe not.

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