Why ESPN mockup Twitter account was deleted after it was linked to fake news
ESPN Crikey has confirmed that its Twitter account account was hacked on Sunday.
The account was linked on Twitter to an account that tweeted “Hannibal Buress just tweeted about the upcoming TV show of the same name” – a joke about a television show about cannibalism.
The tweet had been shared by a user who has since deleted the tweet.
The account, @ESPN_Crikey, was set up on Monday morning and has more than 5,000 followers.
A screenshot of the account, posted to Twitter by a Twitter user who went by the name of @BunnyMakota, showed a message reading: “@Bunny_Maketo The account @ESPNCrikeys Twitter account is being hacked.
The Twitter account has been suspended.
Please follow @ESPNNewsCriks on Twitter for more information.”
Bunny Makota – the account – also used the account to tweet about the new series of The Office, the Netflix series set in the UK and US.
The show has been renewed for a second season.
A spokesperson for ESPN said: “The account @Criking_ESPN was hacked yesterday.
A Twitter user, who goes by the Twitter name @bunny_makota tweeted: “@ESPN_NewsCripes its not a joke. “
We are working closely with the police and have launched a full investigation to find the source of the hack.”
A Twitter user, who goes by the Twitter name @bunny_makota tweeted: “@ESPN_NewsCripes its not a joke.
Im not sure what you are trying to say.
Weve been hacked by a bunch of people.”ESPN has not commented on the hack.