McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet, says account was hacked

The tweet was posted to the company's corporate Twitter account, which has 151,000 followers, just after 6 a.m. and was deleted. The US President shared the image on his Instagram account.

"There are just so many ways, if you're not careful, for an adversary to have access to your social media accounts", said Michael Bailey, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.

However, in February, Easterbrook suggested he approved of Trump's nomination as Labor secertary of Andrew Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, which owns fast-food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr.

As for the bogus tweet from McDonald's, some fans were lovin' it on Thursday. "We took swift action to secure it, and we apologise this tweet was sent through our corporate McDonald's account", she added.

Will Stickney, a Twitter spokesman, said, "We do not comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons".

As for how McDonald's should respond to users who might think more of its food because of what was erroneously published, Faber's advice remains social media's gold standard: Don't feed the trolls.

"(I) probably wouldn't be here right now, but very seldom. Trump told Anderson Cooper at a CNN town hall past year. He had even tweeted pictures of himself eating food from McDonald's and other chains during the United States election campaign. He ate this feast on board his private jet. Others have pointed out that Grimace co-starred in a McDonald's commercial with Trump in 2002.

Trump, one of the more fast-food friendly presidents in recent years, had tweeted pictures of himself eating food from McDonald's and other chains during the US election campaign. They looked into this incident using some deductive reasoning.

McDonald's is trending on Twitter with more than 90,000 tweets about the company.

  • Todd Kelly