Twitter turns AP hack into comedy

An AP hack briefly terrified Twitter and the markets, then became comedy in record time: "@AP: Glee is a good show"

Topics: Associated Press, Twitter, Twitter Hacking, Rob Delaney, Matt Yglesias, , ,

Twitter turns AP hack into comedy

That AP tweet was fake — there was no explosion at the White House. It did not happen!

But the markets were still rattled momentarily by the tweet, being blamed on phishers gaining access to the AP Twitter password.

As soon it was clearly a hoax, Twitter lit up with jokes. Here are some of our favorites:



Jacob Sugarman is Salon's cover editor and the editor of Open Salon. You can follow him on twitter @jakesugarman.

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