Hacked radio account tweets Trump was shot

A headline about President Trump being shot was posted on BBC Northampton’s Twitter account after it was hacked.

The BBC told the BBC about the event, which happened on Saturday morning.

The tweet said: “Breaking News: President Trump is injured in arm by gunfire #Inauguration.” It was deleted shortly afterwards but not before it was retweeted and replied to by followers.

The BBC confirmed the account had been hacked and said: “We are investigating and taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.”

The corporation added: “BBC Northampton’s Twitter account was hacked this morning. The tweet was removed quickly, as soon as we realised the situation.”

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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 4:43 pm by RadioToday

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