Dozens of Twitter accounts were hacked recently in an apparent large-scale cyber-attack.
Many of the hacked posts were in Turkish and featured a swastika and the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda. Among the affected Twitter accounts were the European Parliament, UNICEF USA, BBC North America and boxer Floyd Mayweather’s promotional account.
The messages called the hacking a “little Ottoman slap” and said “See you on April 16” — the date of a referendum in Turkey on stronger powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A video in the tweet featured various speeches by Erdogan.
BBC North America tweeted: