April 23, 2013

Fake tweet temporarily sinks stocks

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When the Associated Press Twitter account got hacked on Tuesday, a fake message that Barack Obama was injured in two White House explosions went out to the AP s 1.9 million followers and was retweeted almost 5,000 times within a minute. The Dow plunged, dropping more than 140 points as computers that scan headlines sold shares. NBC s Lisa Myers reports.

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