“PRESIDENT OBAMA IS dead” proclaimed the Twitter feed of Fox News Politics in the early hours of this morning.
It was announced from the account that the US president had been shot dead in a restaurant in Iowa, and subsequent tweets stated that he had been hit twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck. The last tweet posted wished Vice President Joe Biden the “best of luck as our new president”. Obama had visited Ross’ Restaurant during last week after making a promise to do so during his 2008 presidential campaign.
Just prior to the Obama comments a message had been posted which read “just regained full access to our Twitter and email. Happy 4th”. Earlier messages had appeared on the Twitter feed which proclaimed that a group called the Script Kiddies had hacked the account, but those messages were removed after the hackers’ account was suspended reports GMA News. A new Twitter account set up in the name ‘@scriptkiddi3s’ has now also been suspended.