The hack comes after similar attacks on the Twitter accounts of the AP and the Guardian.
Here's a screenshot of the E! Online Twitter account at the time of writing (update:the account has since been suspended):
The Bieber story seems to shock a lot of E! Online's followers:
Bieber's online fanbase is on the defensive:
Do not be alarmed: @eonline was hacked so the tweets about Justin were FAKE.— Justin Bieber Army (@bieberarmy) May 4, 2013
Th3 Pr0 sent us this screen-grab that appears to show himself in the E! Online account:
via Th3 Pr0
It's not entirely clear why the Syrian Electronic Army would target an entertainment group like E! Online (or, for that matter, a pop star like Bieber).
When we asked Th3 Pr0, he sent us a link to this tweet:May 2, 2013
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