The McDonald’s Twitter account normally tweets about Big Macs and McMuffins and various other McDonald’s related thing, but today it decided to change things up and send a humorously blunt tweet to Donald Trump.
!! This is a real tweet from @McDonaldsCorp pic.twitter.com/bZPUvszO4T
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 16, 2017
Donald Trump loves McDonald’s so lolololol.
The tweet was later deleted. So what happened here? I have run many a brand twitter account and can say with authority, i don’t really know! The tweet was not a mistake. It uses the royal we and was later pinned to the account. But whether it was a hack or a social media manager who just landed a new gig and decided to go out in a blaze of glory, I don’t know.
You, person, should have two factor authentication turned on for all your accounts.
You, brand, should REALLY have two-factor authentication turned on.
Good night and good luck.
Update: McDonald’s says it was a hack.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.
— McDonald’s (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017