Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bizarre Benghazi Photo on Twitter - and Twitter did not know how

It was around Around 9:30 or 10 p.m. EST, that a bloody image relating to the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, began replacing all graphics in some users’ Twitter feeds.

The image included the names of the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack, as well as an interpretation of the American flag, made from the Obama campaign logo and five bloody lines protruding from a drawing of what appears to be the hand of a fallen American.

And upon inquiries, Twitter did not know how this bizarre photo appeared on Twitter and why.


A Twitter spokesperson told Mashable the issue was a simple bug that was quickly resolved, but offered no more detail or explanation for why that particular image. “I’m not sure how else to say this: It was a bug,” says Twitter communications staffer Carolyn Penner.

For many who experienced it, the bug seemed like a politically-motivated hack of the social network.

Read more about it at: Mashable


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