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I'm lovin' it: McDonald's now managing Burger King Twitter account

I'm lovin' it: McDonald's now managing Burger King Twitter account
Zen Terrelonge

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Social / Twitter / February 18th 2013 at 6:32PM

Well, that's what an alleged hack would have you believe.

Hacks and malware are commonplace in the tech world, and Burger King is the latest brand to be left red-faced as digital pranksters have taken control of its Twitter account.

The @BurgerKing profile has fallen victim to a series of bizarre tweets plugging various rappers and Twitter users, but in particular McDonald's, which has become the new owner of BK 'because the whopper flopped'.

Oh, and if you are interested in visiting one of the new McDonald's-owned BK establishments, they can be found 'in a hood near you'. The Burger King account is currently suspended, though not before acquiring thousands of new followers.

ME has approached the fast food chains for comment.

Updated:

McDonald's has issued comment to ME, saying: "We empathize with our @burgerking counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking."

Burger King has also issued comment to ME: "It has come to our attention that the Twitter account of the BURGER KING® brand has been hacked.  We have worked directly with administrators to suspend the account until we are able to re-establish our legitimate site and authentic postings.  We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics."