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Twitter 'Hacking' Continues, Target: Ohio House Speaker

William Batchelder didn't even know he had a Twitter
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2011 11:02 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder didn't even know he had a Twitter account. So imagine the Republican's surprise when he learned it was hacked ... by a liberal. The hijacked Twitter account—which had been run by caucus staffers as a way to get out messages—started broadcasting critical tweets about GOP Gov. John Kasich and promoting former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, reports the Columbus Dispatch. A GOP attorney had Twitter eliminate the tweets, notes the AP.

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Humorous side note: The paper notes that the 68-year-old is no tech whiz. In the past, he has referred to laptops that sat on members' desks as "little televisions." And here's Batchelder's statement on the mess: "Well, I won't do any more of this ... Twittering? We'll avoid that at all cost. I didn't know I had such a device." Humorous sidebar: It is still not a good time to be a Twitter-hacked politician. Click to read the latest on Weiner-gate, including some odd puns from the man himself. (Read more Twitter hacked stories.)

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