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McDonald's blames hacker for tweet attacking Trump

McDonald's blames hacker for tweet attacking Trump

The now-deleted tweet from McDonald's corporate Twitter account talks about Trump as a president as well as his hands.

McDonald's on Thursday said its corporate Twitter account had been hacked, after a tweet went out mocking President Trump on Thursday.

Whether this was done through an external hack that saw someone with anti-Trump opinions get control of the McDonald's Twitter account, or the disgruntled actions of an employee of McDonald's with access to the company's Twitter account, remains to be seen.

McDonald's did not return a request for comment.

Donald Trump loves fast food, but does it love him back? Unfortunately for the world, McDonald's deleted the tweet and chose to distance itself from this incident.

Still, there are often cheap and easy ways to secure social media accounts.

With the growing influence of Twitter and other social media sites, Hacking has become a new tool to propagate an ideology or message to masses. Others sad although they're not McDonalds fans, the tweet inspired them to stop in to the restaurant for the first time in years.




As you can see in, say, the responses to the Buzzfeed aggregation of this "news", many users of the Twitter service were delighted to see a very large corporation say something insulting to a widely disliked president.

More than 900 people liked the spicy message that has been retweeted at least 872 times in the short period it appeared on one of the popular fast food franchise's official Twitter accounts. Also, apparently Twitter is full of amateur investigative journalists.

However, speculation on the back of this tweet suggests that some Trump supporters could attempt to launch a boycott of the chain.

Trump posted a picture of him eating McDonald's french fries while on his jet on Instagram previous year.

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook has previously spoken favorably about Trump's presidency, specifically about his proposal to reduce business regulations.

Although some outlets made their content about the bad tweet even before McDonald's managed to delete it (congrats!), the story continues to spread even after McDonald's gets rid of the tweet.

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