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How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

April 24, 2013 | 9:33 am

How a Phony Tweet Moved the Markets: 71 Characters That Briefly Shook the Financial World

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Early yesterday afternoon East Coast time, someone managed to get access to the Associated Press Twitter account and sent out the following message: “Breaking: Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” That tweet, sent out at 1:07 p.m. EDT, triggered an almost unbelievably swift response in the nation’s financial markets. The […]

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