FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dorsey said Nov. 22, 2016, that the social media platform accidentally suspended his own account. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey became a victim of his own platform on Friday when his account was reportedly hacked and began spewing vile posts.
WARNING: SHOCKING LANGUAGE AHEAD
Near 4 p.m. ET Dorsey’s account began sending out a string of tweets that were not only out of character but shocking. The tweets referred to a vague bomb threat, defended Hitler and used racial slurs.
Twitter communications director Brandon Borrman confirmed the hack, saying the social media company is currently investigating.
Yes, Jack's account was compromised. We're working on it and investigating what happened.
— Brandon Borrman (@bborrman) August 30, 2019
However, some are concerned this exposes a larger and more frightening problem at Twitter.
twitter has very real security questions to answer — if Jack’s account can get hacked, what’s to say @realDonaldTrump can’t be hacked to FAR greater consequences?
— j.d. durkin (@jiveDurkey) August 30, 2019
We would never know the difference. https://t.co/VpMlXbAdAa
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) August 30, 2019