Fox News Twitter Feed Says Obama Dead In Apparent Hack

.The first of the false tweets was posted around 2 a.m. ET. They were still up eight hours later, with no explanation of their origin

Hackers apparently broke into the’s Twitter feed for political news early Monday and used it to announce — falsely — that President Barack Obama had been assassinated.

Obama was “shot twice at a Ross’ restaurant in Iowa while campaigning. RIP Obama, best regards to the Obama family,” read one of several Twitter messages posted on @FoxNewsPolitics early Monday.

“We wish @joebiden the best of luck as our new President of the United States. In such a time of madness, there’s light at the end of tunnel,” the last in the series of tweets said later.

An article on confirmed the hack.

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