Monday, 22 May 2017

College Apologizes After Hacker Tweets Out Anti-Black Lives Matter Message (6 Pics)

A series of racist tweets were sent out by the Salem State University's Twitter page  after someone hacked the account. The tweets were sent out a day before Gov. Charlie Baker spoke at the university's graduation.
The messages started around 10:30 p.m. and involved a series of racist tweets. Boston25News reports the tweets continued for about two hours until the university regained control of the Twitter account and deleted the messages.

 The hack comes just hours before the school’s undergraduate commencement.
 Boston 25 News reached out to school officials for comment:
"We are appalled by the hateful nature of these tweets, which in no way represent the views of Salem State University. We have notified our social media followers of this compromise and are working with IT to implement additional security safeguards. It is incredibly unfortunate that such a hateful incident occurred on the eve of our commencement, and we hope to move forward as a community and not let it detract attention from the incredible accomplishments of more than 1,400 students graduating today."
Salem State’s Facebook page says none of the tweets represent the university’s views. The school also apologized on Twitter.

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