'Donald Trump is dead,' claims hacked X account of ex-president's son

21 September 2023 10:32 AM
  • 'Donald Trump is dead,' claims hacked X account of ex-president's son

'My father, Donald Trump, has passed away,' was one of the tweets from the verified handle of Donald Trump Jr on Wednesday. The series of tweets from the hacked handle was later deleted, but not before one of them garnered over 140k views.

The X (formerly Twitter) account of Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of former President Donald Trump, was hacked on Wednesday and a series of tweets posted from it. In the series of objectionable tweets, there was one that falsely announced the death of former US President Donald Trump. Another tweet targeted current President, Joe Biden.

The series of posts were shared on Donald Trump Jr’s verified X profile on September 20. One of the posts that garnered over 140k views read, “I'm sad to announce, my father Donald Trump has passed away. I will be running for president in 2024.”

Though many were convinced that the account was hacked, a lot of X users found the news concerning.

The hacking incident not only exposed vulnerabilities in the online security of the micro-blogging platform but also raised concerns about the misuse of social media platforms for spreading false information and promoting negativity.

While the posts were swiftly removed, the incident served as a stark reminder of the challenges associated with safeguarding digital identities and information in the modern era.

Donald Trump Jr, the son of Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana Trump, has been an active person in the political and social media spheres, using these platforms to express his views and opinions.

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