Independence Day Fireworks Explode on Twitter
Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July! It sure looked as though crowds were pleased by various fireworks shows, as seen via Twitter posts. Here's your update on what's new around the web!
Fraudulent Tweets Investigated by Secret Service
This Sunday, a team of hackers was able to tap into the Fox News political Twitter account and posted six false tweets stating that President Obama had been assassinated, as seen here. There's talk that the hackers responsible for the fraudulent tweets are called The Script Kiddies, whose logo replaced the Fox News logo on the Twitter account for a short time late Sunday night.
Fox News (the real Fox News, not the hackers) contacted the Secret Service, which announced yesterday that it will investigate the situation and handle it with an "appropriate follow up," said by Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie.
Biden Now on Twitter
On another presidential note -- make that vice-presidential -- Vice President Joe Biden has a Twitter account as of this Independence Day. Biden posted his first tweet from @VP stating ""VP & Dr. B hope you take time to think about our troops and military families this Independence Day, Happy 4th from OVP!"
While some of the tweets for his account will be made directly from Biden, his staff will also be managing the account for him, much like President Obama runs his Twitter presence.
Announcement of the @VP Twitter account was made in a Whitehouse blog post, which stated "Through @VP, Vice President Biden's staff will keep followers up to speed on all things happening in the Office of the Vice President (OVP) – from the West Wing, to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the Office of Dr. Jill Biden, to the Naval Observatory. @VP will be on the road with the Vice President across the country and around the world, providing updates on the latest news and announcements coming out of OVP, as well as a behind the scenes look at Veep-life."