The Associated Press was hacked and tweeted the above screen capture.
Twitter immediately erupted with tweets, some amusing some insightful, about the fake tweet.
Here are the best ones.
All: The main @ap Twitter account has been hacked, The tweets coming out of there are false. We are working to correct the problem.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) April 23, 2013
To whoever hacked the AP Twitter account and posted that the president had been injured in an explosion: No. Just no.
— Allison Carter (@AllisonLCarter) April 23, 2013
AP Twitter hacked. This is why I keep all my passwords in a folder called “2012 New York Jets Highlights”. Who would want to look at that?
— Dave (@DashingDave314) April 23, 2013
John King reporting AP Twitter account was hacked by a dark-skinned man.
— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 23, 2013
Reddit has identified seven people as the White House bombers
— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey) April 23, 2013
Dear @ap: “password” is not a safe password for your Twitter account.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) April 23, 2013
Someone hacked the AP twitter and didn’t start a Bieber-related hashtag? Amateurs.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 23, 2013
MORE: @ap twitter account suspended. Associated Press spokesman says tweet reporting explosions in White House was ‘bogus’
— RT (@RT_com) April 23, 2013
AP twitter account gets hacked days after Anthony Weiner gets back on? What time is it in Seattle?
— Tom McCammon (@TomMcCammon) April 23, 2013
Was that tweet a weapon of mass destruction?
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) April 23, 2013
BREAKING: US federal officials say they will seek to declare the AP Twitter hacker an ‘enemy combatant’; will demand the death penalty
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) April 23, 2013