Twitter says no signs U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ account was hacked

Treasury Secretary Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell testify during the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington
Representative and chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2021. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS/Files

October 12, 2021

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it did not find any signs that U.S. Representative Maxine Waters’ Twitter account had been hacked, after an earlier tweet sent from the California Democrat’s verified profile claimed the account had been erased.

“I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased,” the tweet said just before noon Eastern time. “I know who has done this. I will take care of this. M Waters.”

Some Twitter users poked fun at the strange situation, pointing out the tweet came from her verified account, which still existed on the site.

A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on Waters’ tweet but said “as is standard, we have open lines of communication with her office and have worked with them to ensure the account is secure. At this time, we’ve identified no signs of account compromise.”

Waters, who is the chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas; editing by Richard Pullin)