The New York Post Fires Employee After “Vile” Content Was Shared on Twitter Account

Somebody is gonna be in trouble
By Andy Lalwani
Photo: The New York Post

The New York Post’s Twitter account was what seemed to be hacked on a Thursday afternoon from an employee who posted a series of “vile” messages designed to look like real headlines and news articles.

“The New York Post’s investigation indicates that the unauthorized conduct was committed by an employee, and we are taking appropriate action,” the spokesperson said in an email.

“This morning, we immediately removed the vile and reprehensible content from our website and social media accounts,” the spokesperson added.

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Later on a representative spoke to Variety about the situation.

In a statement to Variety, a rep for the Post said, “The New York Post’s investigation indicates that the unauthorized conduct was committed by an employee, and the employee has been terminated. This morning, we immediately removed the vile and reprehensible content from our website and social media accounts.”

Some posted to Twitter wanting to know what the reasoning was.

Some of the headlines in question included posts regarding New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Joe Biden’s son.

Many people online took photos of the posts before they were taken down.

Others trolled the situation.

At this time the New York Post has not stated who in fact took over the account.