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Fox News Twitter page hacked, falsely tweets Obama is assassinated

FoxNews.com’s politically focused Twitter page, FoxNewspolitics, caused quite a stir early this morning after sending out messages to its more than 36,000 followers that President Barack Obama had been shot twice and killed at an Iowa restaurant. The assassination reports are false and were apparently sent out after Fox’s account was hacked. President Obama and his family are currently enjoying their July 4 at the White House.

Fox News alerted the Secret Service of the breach, and vice president and general manager of Fox News Digital Jeff Misenti said in a statement, “We will be requesting a detailed investigation from Twitter about how this occurred, and measures to prevent future unauthorized access into FoxNews.com accounts.”

Originally posted July 4 2011 — 11:52 AM EDT

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