Associated Press Twitter account has been hacked.

The Twitter account of the Associated Press, followed by nearly 2 million people, has been hacked

by Media Hawk on 23 April 2013 17:27

The Associated Press says its Twitter account has been hacked, as the Twitter feed falsely said that there had been two explosions at the White House. The tweet from the AP account briefly caused U.S. stocks to drop. White House spokesman Jay Carney is holding his daily press conference as usual.

Around 1:07 p.m., the official Associated Press Twitter account tweeted news about two explosions at the White House and that President Barack Obama was injured.

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Sam Hananel, an AP writer, confirmed via his personal Twitter account the @AP Twitter account had been hacked. "Please Ignore AP Tweet on explosions, we've been hacked," he said. 

As of 1:15 p.m., the Associated Press Twitter is currently suspended.

The AP Stylebook Twitter account has confirmed: 

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