ABC News Twitter Accounts Hacked, Send Pro-Trump Posts
"We resolved the issue quickly & errant tweets were deleted."
Three of ABC News' Twitter accounts were hacked early Thursday morning, sending pro-Trump posts out to the respective feeds.
"We resolved the issue quickly & errant tweets were deleted," ABC News said in a statement.
The Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC News, which has close to 10 million followers on Twitter, had confirmed the hack on its own ABC News PR Twitter account earlier on Thursday morning, at first saying they were "working on resolving the problem."
Some of the posts were captured by Twitter users (see below) before they were deleted.
"Trump is our lord and savior," read one tweet sent out via ABC News, while another said, "Shouts to real news follow @CNN." Several posts contained expletives.
Good Morning America's Twitter HACKED this morning. F-bombs and more. Here's one of the more innocent examples: pic.twitter.com/n6Rt22geeb— Roberta Jasina (@Robertanews) March 23, 2017
Trump and Spicer have a new Twitter strategy? pic.twitter.com/AMJDMN4ub2— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) March 23, 2017
Someone tell this ABC News hacker he is wasting this opportunity pic.twitter.com/pJmaswZhiJ— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) March 23, 2017
ABC News hacker has a Twitter follower growth strategy pic.twitter.com/p04LDBm7WY— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) March 23, 2017
ABC News’ Twitter account has been hacked pic.twitter.com/Q2THzPRXND— James Cook (@JamesLiamCook) March 23, 2017
March 23, 9:30 a.m. ET: Updated with ABC statement.