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.
— Brennan Wielgopolan (@bwielgopolan) April 23, 2013
Apparently Wall Street has very little faith in a Biden presidency.
— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesNRO) April 23, 2013
— Sol Hershkowitz (@SolHershkowitz) April 23, 2013