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




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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WSJ‘s Liz Heron Jumps to Facebook



The Wall Street Journal lost its emerging media editor today. Liz Heron, who oversaw multimedia and social efforts at the newspaper, announced in a Facebook post that she will be joining the social network. Heron will be working on “how Facebook partners with journalists and media organizations, at a time when Facebook is putting a big emphasis on news and mobile,” she said in the announcement. “It will be fascinating for me to approach news-gathering and storytelling from a new vantage point.”


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Heron has worked on social and mobile strategy for The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has also covered web trends for ABC News and international news for WaPo, according to her LinkedIn profile.

The move is part of an ongoing trend of those from traditional news organizations moving to social networks. Last October, Vivian Schiller left NBC News to head to Twitter. Mark Luckie, formerly the social media editor at The Washington Post, also joined Twitter as manager of journalism and news.

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