American fast food restaurant chain, McDonald's, on Thursday, issued an apology to US president Donald Trump, after the company’s corporate twitter account briefly posted a tweet mocking and criticising president Trump. The company on Friday morning claimed that the twitter account was hacked from an external source.
The tweet was deleted quickly but was up for about 20 minutes and during that span of time, it was liked and retweeted many times.
The tweet reads:
The tweet from Mcdonald's twitter account, mocking president Trump Source: npr
Shedding light on the situation, Mcdonald’s spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement, “Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. We took swift action to secure it, and we apologise this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald’s account.”
The tweet that was deleted quickly, comes one year after President Trump lauded Mcdonald’s and other fast food chains, saying that the restaurants were run to tight standards.
With the increasing influence of social media platforms, hacking has become a common affair now on twitter and other social networking sites. Many incidents have happened to popular figures all over the world.
Although it is hard to convict the individual or perhaps the group responsible for posting the scathing tweet from the Mcdonald’s twitter account, many believe that there are chances the tweet was directed at president Trump in response to his recent actions like the policies on illegal immigrants.