Mic Check: Newspaper Reporters Have the Worst Job in America

Trending In Our News Feeds Syria hacks the AP, causes stock market chaos. The Associated Press’ official Twitter account sent a startling message to 1.9 million followers at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” Almost immediately, the American stock market plummeted as news of the message spread rapidly. The company quickly announced that it had been hacked, and the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the fake tweet shortly thereafter.

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