Morales ‘murder bid’ hoax tweet

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Published: Sunday 12th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Hackers invaded the Twitter account of Bolivia’s state television on the eve of elections and issued a bogus tweet saying President Evo Morales had been gravely wounded in an assassination attempt.

Mr Morales responded by appearing at a news conference in the Chapare region, where he was playing football with fellow coca-grower union leaders. He blamed the hoax on political opponents.

Bolivia’s first indigenous president is expected to win a third term and become the country’s longest-serving leader.

The assassination attempt tweet was the first in a series of increasingly nonsensical outbursts from the account – one said the United States was at war with Bolivia.

Published: Sunday 12th October 2014 by The News Editor

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