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Hackers of Salem State’s Twitter Account Post Racist Language


A college in Massachusetts states it is conducting an investigation because someone hacked its Twitter A/C to fill it with racist phrases.


According to Salem State University's campus police, the school's twitter account was hacked on May 19, 2017 starting 11:30 p.m. Understandably, the tweets were attempts at attacking immigrants, condemnation about the movement called 'Black Lives Matter,' along with lauding of Donald Trump the Republican President. Security personnel, however, deleted them all the next morning.


Bostonglobe.com posted on May 20, 2017 that the Twitter account of Salem State University was infiltrated on the night of Friday which "unknown miscreant(s)" took over tentatively and put onto it racist language, said campus police.


Over an e-mail, Patricia Maguire Meservey, President of Salem State stated that the postings to the Twitter account weren't the university's viewpoints. According to one spokeswoman, Salem State is working over the incident to determine what exactly occurred, the person behind it, as also what safety steps should be taken henceforth. The hack occurred just before the university's commencement that was decided for May 20.


On Saturday 7:54 a.m. Patricia Meservey dispatched an electronic mail intended for the community of Salem State University, indicating that the school didn't approve of the incident and that it was being investigated.


Nicole Giambusso, spokeswoman for Salem State stated the school was investigating at the moment and determining the measures of safety that could be adopted during the future. This was even as the university maintained proper security.


During Salem State's commencement speakers would be Charlie Baker the Governor, Nicholas Burns, erstwhile U.S. Ambassador, along with Dr. Antonia Novello, USA's first woman as well as foremost Hispanic surgeon general. Both Giambusso and Meservey emphasized it was important to come together despite the assault.


Giambusso stated that it was extremely sad, and while investigation was ongoing and it was being delved how the security measures could be strengthened, the school would continue to give its attention to those 1,400 pupils who had graduated on the day. They had put immense effort for achieving the position. Their families too put plenty of effort. So, the day was theirs, Giambusso concluded.

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