They speculated on what could happen if President Donald Trump's account were similarly compromised. Some warned that this could lead to a third world war or a nuclear war with China and Russia.
Dorsey's report spewed out a series of anti-Semitic messages and racist insults on Friday afternoon. Twitter secured the account within about an hour and accused a "security clearance" of a mobile phone company, the incident.
However, it has helped nothing to dampen online fears:
If Jack Dorsey can be hacked, someone could hack President Trump's report threatens a nuclear war with Russia and China, and our opponents might believe it and act accordingly It is not uncommon for Trump to announce a nuclear first strike on Twitter. Yikes.
̵1; Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 30, 2019
And what if the President's Twitter was hacked and no jokes were published? If Jack's account can be hacked, all can.https: //t.co/9b2UjZSf0D
– J. Grygiel 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@jmgrygiel) Aug 30, 2019
Twitter is very real Security issues that need to be answered – if Jack's account can be hacked, what can be said @realDonaldTrump Can not be hacked to FAR greater consequences?
– sb durkin (@jiveDurkey) August 30, 2019
All this does not make me happy when Trump's Twitter account is inevitably hacked and World War III begins. Quite literally.
– M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) August 30, 2019
So, if someone manages to hack the account of @realDonaldTrump he could:
– crash the markets (and at earn some insiders' money) Trade)
– Start of an international incident, maybe even a war
– God knows what else.
Great website you have here, @jack .
– Laura Packard (@lpackard) August 30, 2019
People ask, "Well, if Jack gets hacked why not Trump. "And the safety practices of this WH are so bad that he can clearly do that. In addition, Trump itself is a security hole. https://t.co/aUWYZK4qdd[19459003[-JasonGoldman(@goldman) August 30, 2019
Someone hacked the Twitter account's CEO. Fortunately, it is not the case that the President of the United States has an account here in which he can set global guidelines and destabilize markets. Therefore, the lack of security on the platform should not bother us too much. https://t.co/FonbleKdbF[19459003<(((YairRosenberg)))(@Yair_Rosenberg) August 30, 2019
Jack submitted a report and received an e-mail stating that it There were no violations of the Twitter rules.
– Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) August 30, 2019