Market quavers after fake AP tweet says Obama was hurt in White House explosions – The Washington Post

A fake tweet about an attack on the White House briefly roiled the financial markets on Tuesday afternoon, sending stocks tumbling within minutes and prompting the FBI and securities regulators to look into the hacking incident.

A posting on the Twitter account of the Associated Press reported explosions at the White House that injured President Obama. Almost immediately, the stock market fell sharply, but it rebounded just as quickly when it became clear that the message was bogus.

via Market quavers after fake AP tweet says Obama was hurt in White House explosions – The Washington Post