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E!'s Twitter Account Hacked

Handle Suspended after Posting Fake Stories 5/05/2013 5:45 AM Eastern

The Twitter account of E! Online was compromised on Saturday and posted incorrect information about Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie and Selana Gomez before being suspended.

"Eonline's breaking news twitter and sms accounts were compromised today," the site said in a statement. "We're working to have this resolved as quickly as possible and are fully investigating the incident. We apologize for any confusion that the erroneous news alerts may have caused."

Several news outlets have had their social media accounts hacked in recent weeks, including CBS News' 60 Minutes and 48 Hours and the Associated Press.

 

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