December 2, 2023

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Trump Jr. X account hacked

Trump Jr. X account hacked

Donald Trump Jr.’s X account, formerly known as Twitter, was hacked on Wednesday morning, leading to the spread of false and inflammatory posts in his name.

A representative for Trump Jr. confirmed to The Hill that the account, which has more than 10 million followers, had been hacked.

The hacker wrote in one post: “I am sorry to announce the death of my father, Donald Trump. I will run for president in 2024.”

“Just this: North Korea is about to smoke,” read another post.

Another post from the hacked account said, in part, “F‑‑k@JoeBiden.”

The posts were deleted before 9 a.m. Wednesday, after remaining on Trump Jr.’s page for less than an hour.

An X spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump Jr. still maintains a large following on X and uses the platform regularly despite his father’s use of Truth Social, a social media platform in which the former president has a financial stake.

Elon Musk bought Twitter earlier this year and renamed it X in July. Musk’s takeover of the company was seen as a win for conservatives like Trump Jr., who complained that previous ownership suppressed conservative voices.

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