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ABC News says Twitter accounts were hacked, sent out profanity-filled messages

24 March, 2017, 03:12 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • ABC said the tweets have been deleted and an investigation is under way

They were deleted within minutes, but not before a few ABC News affiliate journalists captured the tweets in screen grabs.

The verified Twitter accounts of ABC News and "Good Morning America" were hacked on Thursday morning by alleged Trump supporters who referred to the president as "lord and savior".

It's not immediately obvious how the attackers managed to penetrate ABC News' Twitter account.

Another tweet falsely claimed that rapper Tyler the Creator had been killed in a bus crash.

ABC News boasts more than 9.6 million followers, while "Good Morning America" has over 3.5 million.

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ABC News declined further comment and directed TheWrap to its statement on Twitter.

The news agency confirmed on Twitter that three of its Twitter accounts were hacked, but the issue was fixed.

Numerous tweets were in Turkish and included references to Nazism.

Two hours prior to the resolution, ABC News PR announced the hacking and assured followers that the issue was being resolved.

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