Fox News Twitter feed says Obama dead in apparent hack
July 4th, 2011
07:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Fox News Twitter feed says Obama dead in apparent hack

(CNN) - Hackers apparently broke into the's Twitter feed for political news early Monday and used it to announce - falsely - that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

Obama was "shot twice at a Ross' restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family," read one of several Twitter messages posted on @FoxNewsPolitics early Monday.


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  1. Anonymous

    "Hacked"? Yea right.

    July 4, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. Billy


    July 4, 2011 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  3. CHUCK

    So Fox News claims that its Twitter server was hacked. I doubt that. It is more likely that this was a intentional act. I expect nothing less from Fox News.

    July 4, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  4. fayse

    The Secret Service will be all over this. This is the same as threatening the United States of America because the President is not a private citizen, The office of the President represents the National interest of every American citizen. Anything done on a computer can be tracked down. Fox news has denegrated the hightest office in our Country. Fox news is owned by foreign interests and they should be investigated for trying to undermine our Country.

    July 4, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  5. Tony

    It is sad that some people get their kicks out of spreading false information.....Oh wait this happened at Fox News. It was probably an inside job.

    July 4, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  6. Indy

    Anytime something is connected to Fox News there is a very good chance it is a lie. I would expect that the people responsible will be found and charged to the fullest extent of the law. This lie is a direct danger to the country and puts everyone at risk while the outright lie makes it way out in Twitter world. Someone is in for some serious jail time for this prank and desreves to have a very top priority placement.

    July 4, 2011 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  7. FM

    Are people mentaly sick??? I also doubt about hackers. We witnessed recently someone saying his account was hacked ( and sent an unappropriate pic) and later it was proved not true!

    July 4, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  8. John

    Yea I bet It was hack. I bet It was just FOX NEWS. They should just take Fox news off the Air.

    July 4, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |