Chinese embassy says its Twitter account was hacked: The embassy now blames hackers for a retweet that claims Democrats cheated in the 2020 election
The Chinese embassy in the U.S. said yesterday night that its Twitter account was hacked after its embassy retweeted a tweet from President Donald Trump that the Democrats cheated in the 2020 election. In a message posted on Twitter, the Embassy said:
“The Chinese Embassy twitter account was hacked this afternoon and we condemn such an act. For clarification, the Embassy didn’t do any retweeting on Dec.9.”
The retweet was to the original tweet posted on Wednesday by President Trump which reads:
“If somebody cheated in the Election, which the Democrats did, why wouldn’t the Election be immediately overturned? How can a Country be run like this?”
The Chinese embassy retweeted it in a moment captured by David Shepardson, a Reuters reporter in Washington D.C. The embassy later claimed it was hacked, saying that it did not retweet anything on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Interesting retweet pic.twitter.com/5pdxSdPQyu
— davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) December 9, 2020