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Tupac Lives!!!? No, PBS Was Just Hacked

Apparently upset with a recent Frontline documentary on WikiLeaks, the hacker group LulzSec hacked into PBS’ website and posted a fake story that Tupac was alive and well and living alongside Biggie Smalls in a small, unnamed New Zealand town. Despite the ridiculousness of the story and several grammatical errors, the post went viral before PBS could take it down.

Frontline issued a statement in response to the hack, in which Executive Producer David Fanning called the attack “irresponsible and chilling.

“We see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act,” he continued. “We have been very open to publishing criticism of the film, and the film itself included multiple points of view. Rather than engaging in that spirit, this is an attempt to chill independent journalism.”

H/T Romenesko

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