While most of the United States was preparing for this year’s Independence Day celebrations, conservative network Fox News’ Twitter account was “allegedly hacked,” as it falsely reported on the untimely death of the President.
Later, Fox News put out a report that the account was hacked, and as of 1:50pm, the Tweets have been deleted.
A statement from the network reads as follows:
“FoxNews.com alerted the U.S. Secret Service, which is declining public comment. Jeff Misenti, vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital, said FoxNews.com was working with Twitter to address the situation as quickly as possible.
“We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts,” Misenti said.
FoxNews.com regrets any distress the false tweets may have created.”