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The Twitter accounts of United Press International and the New York Post were hacked on Friday afternoon, tweeting that the U.S. and China had begun a war at sea, and that Pope Francis had announced the start of World War III.

“BREAKING: Chinese anti-ship missile fired at USS George Washington,” the accounts tweeted. UPI followed that “report” up with the news that the U.S. navy was “engaged in active combat against Chinese vessels in South China sea.”

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Neither of those claims, it seems, are true. Read more…

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