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A Fake AP Tweet Sinks the Dow for an Instant

A Fake AP Tweet Sinks the Dow for an Instant
Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The nearly two million people who follow the Twitter feed of the Associated Press were treated to a nasty surprise this afternoon: a tweet (since deleted) claiming there had been an explosion at the White House that injured President Obama:

A fake tweet sent from the AP's official twitter account
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