The businessman tweeted Thursday lunchtime that his account had been “seriously hacked,” and the announcement garnered hundreds of retweets within just a few minutes.
It seems whoever gained access to Trump’s account didn't have much time to cause chaos. Trump (or whoever helps him run his feed) appeared to quickly delete a tweet posted by the perpetrators. Not quickly enough, however, to keep social media search engine Topsy from indexing the offending message:
Of course, a cynic might say Trump wasn't really hacked, and it was an attention seeking ploy in the vein of the MTV and BET fake-hacking fiasco (and heaven forbid Trump be known as an attention seeker).
Like the Burger King hacker, whoever took over Trump's account seems to be a hip-hop fan, although that doesn't mean it's the same culprit. The message on Trump's account is a line by rapper Lil Wayne, while the Burger King hacker name-dropped artists like Chief Keef and T-Shyne.
We named Trump one of the 10 most influential people on Twitter for 2012, largely because of his frequent angry outbursts and attempts at trolling.
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