CBS News’ Twitter account for 60 Minutes was hacked last Saturday and a phony tweet was posted.
The fake tweet read, pictured above, “Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is Shamelessly in Bed with Al-Qaeda,” along with a link to LaRouchePac.com. That is the website for Lyndon LaRouche’s political action committee, which says it is “what stands between you and an otherwise inevitable collapse of civilization.”
The fake tweet posted on 60 Minutes account has since been deleted, and the program tweeted to its followers admitting its “account was compromised” and the Obama Al-Qaeda tweet wasn’t real. 60 Minutes tweeted:
PLEASE NOTE: A message that was posted earlier to this account was not written or sent by @60minutes or its staff.
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 20, 2013
Hat Tip: Gawker