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Wow: Dow briefly tanks after AP’s Twitter account hacked, reports explosions at WH

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Whoa! As Twitchy reported, the Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked. A tweet was sent out from AP’s Twitter feed that claimed there were explosions at the White House, and that President Obama had been injured.

The Dow tanked moments after the hacked tweet was tweeted out.

Market reacts to errant tweet. twitter.com/charlesforelle…

— Charles Forelle (@charlesforelle) April 23, 2013

Crazy.RT @sullycnbc: If you needed evidence that traders watch twitter, that was it.Dow tanked in moments on single hacked tweet.

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 23, 2013

Don’t think Twitter makes immediate impact? Google “hourly Dow Jones data.” AP hacked tweet dives markets down briefly.

— Gary Karr (@garykarr) April 23, 2013

The power of Twitter. Wow.

Update: Twitter reacts as only it can.

Trading volume increased 900%. Think of how easily Wall Street could crash. And all due to a #hacked tweet. #Social media matters

— Brennan Wielgopolan (@bwielgopolan) April 23, 2013

Apparently Wall Street has very little faith in a Biden presidency.

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) April 23, 2013

Zing!

Why I love Wall Street: RT ‏@bradstone12m Here’s how the stock market just reacted to that hacked AP tweet: twitter.com/BradStone/stat…

— Sol Hershkowitz (@SolHershkowitz) April 23, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/23/wow-dow-briefly-tanks-after-aps-twitter-account-hacked-reports-explosions-at-wh-pic/

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