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WSJ’s Facebook page is hacked

July 21, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook page was hacked briefly Sunday morning, reports Jonathan Ellis of Mashable.

Ellis writes, “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:

“‘We acted quickly to remove erroneous material and have secured the account,’ a WSJ spokeswoman said later on Sunday morning.

“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.”

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