Those pesky Twitter hackers don’t play around. At least once or twice a week someone will gravitate to the social media giant and proclaim the death of someone famous, setting off a chain of “is it true” tweets. It’s arguably the easiest way to become a trending topic if you’re famous enough and today’s victim? How about the President himself, Barack Obama.

The irony of it? The tweets originated from FOX News’s Twitter feed. Apparently a hacker by the name of @TheScriptKiddie got into the news conglomerate’s feed and started posting messages such as “President Obama… shot dead in Iowa.”

By the time of this post, the tweets have been deleted but the internet never forgets. Ever.

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