Several hours ago people were reporting that the Fox News Twitter account had been "hacked" and false reports of President Obama's death were being sent out rapid fire. This caught the eye several thousand followers who retweeted the false reports believing it to be true. Several news sites around the web, including the Guardian, have been reporting this story and a group of miscreants have even had time to come forward to claim responsibility for the "hack". Yet the Twitter account continues to show false information.
One would think that a 24-hour news organization would have been all over this within minutes, deleting the false messages and being first to report that a social media account had been taken over, but this doesn't appear to be the case:
Is this account managed by a single person who decided to shut their cell phone off to enjoy the Independence Day celebrations? If so, a bunch of people need to be given a stern talking to.
Note: I use the term "hack" in quotes because the password was probably guessed by someone with a list of the most used passwords. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to find out later that "password123" or something equally foolish was being used.