(RNN) – McDonald's said that Twitter notified the company that their account was hacked after some unflattering comments appeared about President Donald Trump on Thursday. The tweet was deleted after 20 minutes
About 9:16 a.m. ET, a tweet was sent out from the account that read, "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse for a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands."
McDonald's tweeted that their account was hacked about an hour after the tweet was deleted.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.— McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
Some folks on Twitter captured a screen grab of the alleged tweet before it disappeared, and Reddit users posted the screen cap in subreddits. The Web Archives captured a retweet, giving credence to the likelihood that either someone really screwed up at McDonald's or there was hack.
Uh oh...it appears that McDonald's corporate twitter account has been compromised in some way. And the account just tweeted at Trump. pic.twitter.com/EOTkQZwcFO— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) March 16, 2017
This isn't the first time a fast food company has been hacked. In 2013, hackers took over the Burger King Twitter account, posting McDonald's imagery and slamming the Whopper.
Some who retweeted or saw the tweet said they were going to visit the fast food giant for lunch, while supporters of the president expressed their extreme displeasure.
Tweeting from an employer's account is the new email "reply all" office gaffe.
This would not be the first time someone in a marketing department has tweeted from their employer's social media account instead of their personal one.
Someone at Chrysler thought they were signed into their personal account, yet tweeted from the company's feed that no one in Detroit knew how to drive - with a few expletives. He was eventually fired.
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