Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had found no indication that the Twitter account of US Representative Maxine Waters had been hacked, after an earlier tweet sent from the California Democrat’s verified profile claimed the account had been deleted.
“I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been deleted,” the tweet said just before noon Eastern Time. “I know who did it. I’ll take care of it. M. Waters.”
Some Twitter users poked fun at the strange situation, pointing out that the tweet came from her verified account, which is still present on the site.
A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on Waters’ tweet, but said, “As is standard, we have open lines of communication with his office and have worked with him to ensure that the account is secure. At this time, we have not identified any indication of the account being compromised.”
Ms Waters, who is the chair of the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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