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CBS Twitter feeds are compromised: spokeswoman
New York, April 21, 2013
First Published: 13:41 IST(21/4/2013)
Last Updated: 13:43 IST(21/4/2013)

The Twitter accounts for two CBS programmes in the US have been compromised and suspended.

A CBS News spokeswoman confirmed that tweets sent earlier in the afternoon from the "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" Twitter handles saying their accounts were compromised are correct.

The tweets said the network was working with Twitter to investigate. On Saturday night, both accounts were suspended and inaccessible.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The CBS spokeswoman wouldn't comment any further.

Earlier in the day, tweets coming from the 60 Minutes account seemed farfetched, including one that claimed the US government was "hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing."

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