Official AP Twitter account hacked, tweets about White House explosions (VIDEO)


The 'Twitter' logo is seen on a tablet screen on Dec. 4, 2012 in Paris. A French court ruled that Twitter could face fines if it does not release the names of users that tweeted anti-Semitic content.


Lionel Bonaventure

The Associated Press sent out this alarming tweet after its account was hacked on Tuesday: 

The false alarm was retweeted over 3,000 times and sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting. The AP Twitter account has now been suspended -- see AP's own story on it here

The White House was quick to respond to the alert from the respected news organization, with a spokesperson assuring the public that President Barack Obama is in fact doing "fine." Watch it here: 

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