The account of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was briefly hacked Friday, shocking followers with a series of racist and vulgar tweets. The hijacked account tweeted and retweeted a number of offensive tweets to Dorsey’s more than 4.2 million followers, including ones saying the N-word, “Hitler is innocent,” and “Nazi Germany did nothing wrong.”
Some of the tweets pushed the hashtag “#ChucklingSquad” — the name of an online chat, according to The Daily Beast.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 30, 2019
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) August 30, 2019
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) August 30, 2019
UPDATE: These are some edited screenshots of what was posted on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account, which appears to have been hacked. It looks like many of the tweets are being deleted, but there are still some RT’s left. pic.twitter.com/TnXqVGZ8Bp
— Lindsey Mastis (@LindseyMastis) August 30, 2019
The crass tweets were removed after they were up for about five minutes and Twitter said that it was investigating.
We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened.
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) August 30, 2019