Hackers post anti-Hillary Clinton messages to University City’s Twitter account

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The official Twitter account of University City is the apparent target of hackers. Anti-Hillary Clinton messages were discovered today. The city is taking steps to get to the bottom of what happened.

The city manager tells me the city took action as soon as the problem was discovered. He is having his IT team look into how this happened.

There was no talk of the Twitter hack during a special session of the University City council. The meeting was called to choose a consulting firm related to building a new police department.

Two of Donald Trump's tweets were liked by the university city's account. One reads, "no one has worse judgment than Hillary Clinton. Corruption and devastation follows here wherever she goes." The second tweet reads, "Hillary's wars in the Middle East have unleashed destruction, terrorism, and ISIS across the world."

"When the city was advised there was some inappropriate material we immediately had it removed," said University City, City Manager Lehman Walker.

The city's Twitter account promotes community activities and keeps citizens up to date on events. After the two Trump tweets were liked Thursday night an anti-Clinton tweet was posted Friday morning. When the problem was discovered a post was sent to explain what happened, "The city's TWitter page was hacked today. We apologize for any comments that you may have found offensive."

The city's business went on as usual Friday with no apparent fallout from the reported hack. THe city manager said he does not know the source of the hack, but hopes the problem is over.

The city manager told the city is limiting the number of people who have access to the account as one way to minimize the threat of being hacked again.