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Fake Tweet Claiming Assad Is Dead Affects Oil Markets 104

Posted by samzenpus
from the 140-kinds-of-mischief dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Apparently someone set up a fake Twitter account under the name of a Russian Foreign Minister and said President Assad of Syria had been hurt/killed. From the article: 'The ministry and the embassy denied the veracity of the report and a message later appeared on the same Twitter account saying "this account is a hoax." It did not say what the aim of the hoax was although it had briefly affected oil markets.'"
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