As Twitchy reported earlier Tuesday, Joy Reid … wait, we mean Rep. Maxine Waters … tweeted, “I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased. I know who has done this. I will take care of this. M Waters.”
I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased. I know who has done this. I will take care of this. M Waters.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) October 12, 2021
That was odd because we and others checked both of Waters’ accounts and neither had seemed to have been erased — her pinned tweet from 2017 still invites followers to meet President Donald Trump’s “Kremlin Klan” — no obsession there.
Mikael Thalen, tech reporter for The Daily Dot, got in touch with Twitter, which said it had identified “no signs of account compromise.”
Twitter tells me it has "open lines of communication" with Waters' office & "have worked with them to ensure the account is secure."
Twitter concluded by stating it has identified "no signs of account compromise." https://t.co/4iOyjTH9US
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) October 12, 2021
Twitter confirms Rep. Maxine Waters is lying. https://t.co/FpaDGoYhY5
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 12, 2021
But she knows who did it!
— Sandy Skipper (@SandySkipper1) October 12, 2021
She can’t remember her password..
— Tony Atlas (@creole911) October 12, 2021
April Fools is six months away.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) October 12, 2021
I’m reclaiming my tweets!
— EC (@whatmaybe) October 12, 2021
Oh, @SirajAHashmi …
— Not Bill Clinton (I Feel/Your Pain) (@notPotus42) October 12, 2021
— we like cults. (@physicsizphunny) October 12, 2021
— 🇺🇸Proud Vet 🇺🇸 (@afvet4eva) October 12, 2021
Don't worry Maxine. Brandon will fix it. Let's Go Brandon!
— MK Kurtz (@MKKurtz1) October 12, 2021
It’s amazing how many people are tweeting, “Go get ’em, Maxine!” in support.
Watch out! Maxine Waters says knows the identity of the hacker who erased her Twitter account that she is currently tweeting from https://t.co/EwnQM0IcjO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 12, 2021