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MTV And BET Faked Their Own Hackings For A Marketing Stunt

Kim Bhasin

More Twitter accounts seem like they're being hacked.  Now, MTV and BET have fallen victim, apparently.

Or it could just be a pretty smart marketing stunt.

Both MTV and BET are owned by Viacom and neither of them are tweeting anything too nutty. Oh, and the MTV account is using a conveniently tame and branded hashtag #MTVhack.

We'll try to get to the bottom of it.

UPDATE: That's right, it's a timely marketing stunt. From an MTV social media director:

Everyone watch @mtv right now... #MTVHACK

— Annie Schoening (@Schoprah) February 19, 2013

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