White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama is “fine” after an alleged hacking of the Associated Press Twitter account claimed the commander-in-chief had been injured Tuesday following two explosions at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
"Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured," the AP tweeted.
reports that the verification came during Carney’s daily briefing during which time AP White House correspondent Julie Pace informed him of the apparent hack.
According to Mashable
, the news organization quickly suspended its @AP
Twitter account following the compromise, using its staff, as well as its other Twitter channels to debunk the fabricated news: