On Monday morning, the @burgerking Twitter page started posting some puzzling tweets. The account has been hacked and taken over by someone claiming to be McDonald’s.
Starting with this tweet at around noon:
We just got sold to McDonalds! Look for McDonalds in a hood near you @dfnctsc
— McDonalds (@BurgerKing) February 18, 2013
Followed by other illicit tweets about Burger King employees doing drugs in the establishment bathrooms, unappealing photos of Burger King food, a link to rapper Chief Keef’s music video and the account name officially changed to “McDonald’s.” If interested, check out the link for yourself. Many of the hacked material is unfit to run on our website and not for sensitive or underage viewers.
Clearly the work of some internet hackers, it’s one further example of the wild-west nature of social media and a lesson to be learned about the climate of our interactions via web-based mediums.