WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A message inviting supporters of President Barack Obama to nonexistent events hosted by “Commy Obama” made its way onto the president’s campaign website but was removed on Tuesday, the campaign said.
The material was posted on a section of the site where users can generate their own content, and made its way past monitors.
“The site was not hacked. These are user-generated sites for supporters — we monitor them for inappropriate content but aren’t able to catch everything right away,” said Ben LaBolt, spokesman for Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
The fake material invited users to events scheduled for noon in Washington, the Washington Examiner reported. It said the 430-word message listed “Rules of Politics,” including “Politicians and other public servants lie.”
The report came a day after hackers took control of a FoxNews.com Twitter account on Monday and sent six false tweets saying Obama had been shot dead, prompting an investigation by the Secret Service.
Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Eric Walsh