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Obama's Twitter Account Hacked

 
Obama's Twitter Account Hacked



A tweet sent out Monday afternoon on President Obama's Twitter account led some people to believe that the account had been hacked.

The tweet had a link to a Washington Post article on immigration, but when people clicked on the link it took them to a Syrian revolution video.

The people who manage the President's twitter account say it wasn't hacked, but a link shortener the account uses was - and at no point was the president's account compromised.

A group called the Syrian Electronic Army who backs President Bashar Assad claimed responsibility for the link shortener hack.

President Obama's tweet was taken down and then replaced with the correct link. 

--Rob Archer

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