Twitter says CEO account hacked after series of erratic tweets

Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.

The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 20:00 GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service.

“We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened,” a Twitter spokesperson said.

Some of the tweets contained the hashtag #ChucklingSquad, which was believed to indicate the identity of the hacker group.

The news comes with Dorsey and Twitter moving aggressively to clean up offensive and inappropriate content as part of a focus on “safety.”

Source: ABSCBN News

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