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"AP: Explosion at White House".......Er, no


Ren84

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It seems someone gave Wall St a minor heart attack today after someone, or possibly some group, hacked the Associated Press's Twitter account and posted:

Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.
This was the effect on Wall St



Perhaps more concern should be given to the reliability of Twitter as a source for breaking news.

'Bogus' tweet claims explosion at White House - RTÉ News
 

tipp revolution

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Ask Sean Gallagher - was that a tweet Martin?
 

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ShoutingIsLeadership

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The attention his flounce brought his way, must have given him a taste for it.
 

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Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
 

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Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
I smell a motive behind the attacks now.
 

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Momentarily lost over 100 billion on the Dow before it regained. Handy way of buying shares and selling again. I bet people profited over this.
not so much on individual shares but going short on the Dow futures with a trailing stop of say 20pips, someone who knew about this beforehand could've cleaned up.

I was temped to jump on board meself when I noticed the price plunging. I'll have to befriend some hackers in future :)
 

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There have been some highly ridicuous headlines from Pravda, Indo News Media, and the comic of record on D'Oliers Street.

And a lot of misleading commentary.

But no twitter twit has ever claimed responsibility.
 

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There have been some highly ridicuous headlines from Pravda, Indo News Media, and the comic of record on D'Oliers Street.

And a lot of misleading commentary.

But no twitter twit has ever claimed responsibility.
Unfortunately we can't blame hackers for the sheer volume of bullsh!t that has been pumped out of the Irish media for decades now.
 

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Unfortunately we can't blame hackers for the sheer volume of bullsh!t that has been pumped out of the Irish media for decades now.
No. But some of the bullsh!t specialists in the Irish media seem to think that the internet is the problem.

Eh...the internet was not loaded up with people repeating the mantra "the boom is lasting", or "house prices will go up forever" or "get on the property ladder before it is too late".

But the Dublin media did so in a complete overdrive.
 

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No. But some of the bullsh!t specialists in the Irish media seem to think that the internet is the problem.

Eh...the internet was not loaded up with people repeating the mantra "the boom is lasting", or "house prices will go up forever" or "get on the property ladder before it is too late".

But the Dublin media did so in a complete overdrive.
I remember one headline in the Indo, or possibly the IT (doesn't matter, they're both equally sh!t), that said "Everything to increase.....except house prices" or something to that effect, implying house prices falling was somehow a calamitous event for Ireland. It's no surprise that both rags were described as property magazines with a news supplements. After all both the Irish Times and INM stood to directly benefit from the housing bubble..........

MyHome.ie - Houses, Apartments, Irish Property for Sale in Ireland - Owned by the Irish Times.

Property, Houses and Apartments for Sale and Rent in Ireland on Globrix.ie Owned by INM.

Two cheeks of the same arse. Scum, the lot!
 

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Why would the DOW drop on this news? Isn't "Buy at the first sound of cannon" one the oldest pieces of investment advice there is?
 
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