Fox News Twitter Hacked

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Fox News' Twitter account was hacked yesterday, revealing that Barack Obama had been assassinated. The pranksters wrote:

"@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead. A sad 4th of July, indeed. President Barack Obama is dead,"

With our latest news increasingly coming from Twitter this has sparked a debate about accountability and anonymity on the social networking site. What do you think? A harmless, light-hearted prank or something more sinister? 


That's pretty scary to think that people can manipulate our news like that!