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Twitter CEO’s account hacked, retweets pro-Nazi propaganda

A group known as the Chuckle Squad used Dorsey's account to send out racist messages.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Aug 30, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:07 am CDT

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s personal Twitter account was taken over Friday by hackers.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Dorsey’s account was used to send out numerous racist statements as well as bomb threats issued against the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

The retweets from the account included one that said: “nazi germany did nothing wrong.”

A group referring to itself as the Chuckle Squad claimed responsibility. That same group also recently took credit for targeting several high-profile YouTube creators James Charles and Shane Dawson, according to The Verge.

The tweets remained online for roughly 10 minutes before being removed. The hackers also posted a link to a Discord server that has since become invalid.

While it remains unclear how exactly Dorsey’s account was compromised, the malicious tweets were made through a third-party SMS service known as Cloudhopper.

When reached for comment, a Twitter spokesperson linked the Daily Dot to a statement from the company’s communications team confirming that it was investigating the incident.

This is not the first time the Twitter’s CEO account has been comprised.


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*First Published: Aug 30, 2019, 4:02 pm CDT