WSJ’s Facebook Page Hacked With Fake Air Force One News

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A false report about the loss of Air Force One was posted to The Wall Street Journal‘s Facebook page early Sunday morning. The newspaper later said its page had been “compromised.”

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The WSJ deleted the fake posts, but not before several users captured screenshots of the apparent hacking:

Image: Imgur, Krishna Sapkota

Image: Imgur, Krishna Sapkota

The newspaper then posted a message saying it was “looking into” the situation:

The incident echoed the hacking of the Associated Press’ Twitter feed last year, when a false report of explosions at the White House was posted. That fake information was also quickly debunked. However, the AP episode occurred in the middle of the day on a Tuesday, so the tweet was widely seen and the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly plunged before recovering. Since the WSJ hack happened overnight on a weekend, its impact will likely be more limited. Read more…

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