Jul 16, 2020

The Benjamin Netanyahu Twitter hack that never was

The Israeli embassy in London told the BBC: "The tweet in question was not tweeted from the official account of the prime minister. We believe it must be fake." The BBC has found no evidence the tweet ever appeared on Netanyahu's timeline, and the message itself seems to have been shared only as a screenshot, with no link to his Twitter account or the tweet in question. The message seems to be the only non-English tweet to be posted online at the time and Netanyahu himself would be the only non-US account targeted by scammers. Like the supposed Netanyahu tweet, the fake Corbyn post was circulated only as a screenshot, with no link to the tweet in question. Check the account in question to see whether the tweet exists - and whether there's any other unusual activity happening on its feed.

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