A tweet was posted by McDonald, attacking US President Donald Trump. The corporate account tweeted yesterday evening along with an unsavoury comment about the size of his hands. “You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have Barack Obama back. Also, you have tiny hands.”, the tweet said. Although the tweet was deleted in 20 minutes but it was retweeted over 200 times and the destruction was done.
The company apologised later and hinted that their account may be hacked. They investigated the tweet and Trump is yet to reply.
The twitter was abuzz soon after the tweet sent out.
@McDonaldsCorp there's nothing to be ashamed of here
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp I'll buy 100 McNuggets right now if you put the tweet back up.
— Pete Haas (@dimeford) March 16, 2017
.@McDonaldsCorp that was your best tweet yet
— jordan ? (@JordanUhl) March 16, 2017
@McDonaldsCorp you should be proud.
— Jason Hirschhorn (@JasonHirschhorn) March 16, 2017
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) March 16, 2017
The McDonald’s corporate account later after the incident, cleared the matter that their account was hacked by an external source.
Based on our investigation, we have determined that our Twitter account was hacked by an external source. Read more: https://t.co/X5NwVI5sKp
— McDonald's (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
In April 2013, a hack of the Associated Press resulted in an erroneous post that the White House had been attacked, briefly sending US stocks markets down in a panic.