The New York Post is investigating a hack that led to a series of vulgar and racist tweets and headlines published on its website and social media channel, the publication said on Thursday.
The posts on Twitter included a reference to Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York, falsely attributing statements about her to Representative Lee Zeldin, her opponent in the coming election, as well as posts about Mayor Eric Adams of New York and President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
The hacker or hackers also appeared to have access to The Post’s internal publishing system, republishing an editorial about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and changing the byline to Ben Shapiro, the conservative commentator. The headline was changed to say: “We must assassinate AOC for America.”
A spokeswoman confirmed that The Post had been hacked and said that the organization was investigating the cause, but didn’t share more information.
The tweets and stories have been removed.