Dice: Ways the AP Could Have Avoided Its Twitter Hack

A single tweet with a phony bit of news sent the stock market into a brief dive Tuesday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 140 points in the three minutes from 1:07 to 1:10 p.m. ET. When the “news” — that two bombs had exploded in the White House, injuring the president — was debunked, the market regained its footing.

You can read my post on Dice.com here on what happened, and how the Associated Press could have avoided this exploit of their Twitter account.


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