McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet, claiming Twitter account had been hacked

  • McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet, claiming Twitter account had been hacked

McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet, claiming Twitter account had been hacked

McDonald's has revealed that one of its Twitter accounts was compromised on Thursday after the fast-food chain's corporate arm sent out an anti-Trump message.

"You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have [Barack Obama] back", read the tweet, which then featured a jibe at the size of Trump's hands. One hour after the tweet was sent, @McDonaldsCorp said the account is now secure and an investigation is underway.

McDonald's Corporation was quick to remove the anti-Trump Tweet from its Twitter account.

As for how McDonald's should respond to users who might think more of its food because of what was erroneously published, Faber's advice remains social media's gold standard: Don't feed the trolls. Although the company later clarified that product changes were more important growth drivers than President Trump's tweets.

"JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!" he shouted, in a tweet posted on @realDonaldTrump at 11 a.m. March 14.

It's not the first time a major company's Twitter account has been hacked: Marvel, Netflix and the National Football League have all been victims.

Jacob Groshek, a social media professor at Boston University, said it is too early to say if this is a one-off hack or a larger attack. Snippets of an old McDonald's commercial featuring Trump become GIFs.

His supporters are also boycotting Hawaii after a judge from the state temporarily halted Mr Trump's second travel ban. It also said it is investigating the hack.

Trump posted a picture of him eating McDonald's french fries while on his jet on Instagram a year ago.

Others used it as a reminder that McDonalds was known as a favorite fast food choice of former President, and attempted First Gentleman Bill Clinton.

Although some outlets made their content about the bad tweet even before McDonald's managed to delete it (congrats!), the story continues to spread even after McDonald's gets rid of the tweet.