McDonald's Gets Political for 18 Minutes With Now-Deleted Anti-Trump Tweet

Henrietta Strickland
March 27, 2017

Although the tweet was quickly removed, its short lifespan was enough for active Twitter users to copy and share it widely before it was deleted.

McDonald's corporate account continued to tweet to customers Thursday before addressing the apparent anti-Trump tweet.

The firm said that it had been notified by Twitter that the account had been "compromised". We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.

While anti-trump fans are on cloud nine and they cheered the tweets. Mr. Trump has tweeted on everything from policy issues to his anger about being satirized on "Saturday Night Live".

Posted at 9:16 a.m. ET, the tweet drew a wide range of responses - and guesses over whether it was the work of an external hacker or a disgruntled employee.

McDonald's claims its Twitter account was hacked after its corporate account posted a derogatory tweet about US President Donald Trump.

Twitter implements a two-factor authentication to better defend against hacking attempts to hijack an account.

In reply, Trump posted a picture of him eating McD's fries while on his private jet. One commenter on a TechCrunch report on yesterday's incident expressed his thoughts on the matter, theorizing that the tweet may have come from someone who thought they were using their personal Twitter, and not the company's account.

Trump, interestingly, is one of the more fast-food friendly U.S. presidents in recent years and is also known to be a prolific Twitter user.

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