Stock Markets in the United States soared sharply in a downward direction after a malicious tweet was sent via the Associated Press Twitter account. The erroneous tweet was posted by skillful hackers which managed to take control of the multinational non-profit news agency’s Twitter account.
The tweet “AP: Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” caused the markets to go into a tailspin with the Dow Jones industries, Standards and Poors 500 Index and the Nasdaq falling in gains.
Stocks quickly went rose again after the tweet was discovered to be false.
The Twitter has since been suspended the Associated Press have issued a press release stating that the tweet was false.
A spokesman at the White House has assured that President Barack Obama is not injured.
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