The New York Post ran hacked headlines, including "We must assassinate AOC"

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I wonder if it’s the same group that pulled this deepfake stunt on kapo Ben. [h/t @RickMycroft]

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The New York Post is synonymous with the Onion, but some folks think it’s real, some.

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How does someone clever enough to hack the website and twitter account write such banal headlines?

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Regular New York Post vs. hacked New York Post:

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I believe that is intentional. Russian hackers attempting to maximize polarity before the election would want something generic enough that right-wing readers would view as a left-wing attempt to discredit them and left-wing readers would view as a right-wing attempt to turn the dog whistle into a fog horn.

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Huh. Wonder if that actually works, or if those headlines mainly elicit eye rolls.

Not a hack, the fake headlines were coming from inside the building. The currently unidentified “rogue employee” was reportedly fired

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