Two false reports related to the White House were published by the Wall Street Journal‘s Facebook page early Sunday morning before they were removed.
“We are aware that our Facebook page was compromised during the last 20 minutes,” the Journal wrote in a status to its Facebook audience of nearly 3 million. “We have deleted the posts and are looking into it.”
The original false report said that a U.S. Air Force One pilot had lost contact with air controllers while flying over Russian air space. “Crash feared,” the post said, accompanied by the “#Breaking” hashtag:
A follow up report was published by the account two minutes later, claiming that Vice President Joe Biden would be soon delivering a public address.
Those false reports came just three days after a Malaysian commercial airplane was shot down in Ukraine, near the Russian border.
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