A hacker who broke into the Twitter account of
the Associated Press posted a false news report about explosions at
the White House injuring President Barack Obama.
The AP within a few minutes announced that its Twitter feed had been hacked, and the US wire service immediately suspended the account.
"Our accounts have been hacked," AP spokeswoman Erin Madigan-White told dpa at the AP headquarters in New York. "It was a bogus tweet."
White House spokesman Jay Carney said "the President is fine."
The hoax report read: "Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and the president is injured."
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