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Fox News homepage 'hack' blamed on 'internal production problems'

Jeff Misenti, Chief Digital Officer of Fox News, attributed the slip-up to a 'mistake in testing' that was quickly corrected.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:18 PM

(UPI) -- Fox News readers visiting the network's website Tuesday afternoon might have been taken aback by a headline decidedly lacking in news content.

“WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” read the homepage, followed by the subhead: "STUFF YO."

Some observers assumed that silly hackers were responsible, but the date on the homepage read May 16, 2013, and Fox News immediately issued an explanation on Twitter.


Fox News Chief Digital Officer Jeff Misenti later elaborated with a statement:

"During routine website maintenance, a home page prototype was accidentally moved to the actual site. As with any mistake in testing, engineers noticed the error and quickly brought the site back to its normal function."
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