Twitter was hacked on a large scale on Wednesday and swastikas and messages supporting Turkish leaders were posted on accounts around the world. The thousands of accounts affected spanned institutions such as the United Kingdom’s health department and Amnesty International, to media including the BBC in the United States and Forbes to celebrities such as singer Justin Bieber and German soccer club Borussia Dortmund.
The hack took place amid growing tensions between Turkey and European countries Germany and the Netherlands, after Turkish politicians were prevented from campaigning in both countries ahead of an April 16 referendum over expanding presidential powers in the Mediterranean country.
Posts included the hashtags #NaziAlmanya and #NaziHollanda (Nazi Germany and Nazi Holland) and stated “see you on April 16.”
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