NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Twitter accounts for two national CBS programs have been compromised and suspended.A CBS News spokeswoman confirms Saturday that tweets sent earlier in the afternoon from the “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” Twitter handles saying their accounts were compromised are correct.The tweets said the network is working with Twitter to investigate. On Saturday night both accounts were suspended and inaccessible.Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The CBS spokeswoman didn’t comment further.Earlier in the day tweets coming from the 60 Minutes account seemed farfetched, including one that claimed the US government was “hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing.” by The Associated Press Posted Apr 21, 2013 12:12 am MDT CBS’ ’60 Minutes,’ ’48 Hours’ Twitter accounts suspended after being compromised AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, signed into law earlier this month, introduces a wide range of offences, including 14-year jail terms for same-sex couples who live together or attempt to solemnize their union with a ceremony. The law has already drawn strong opposition from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for violating a wide range of human rights and for jeopardizing effective responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.“The Secretary-General fears that the law may fuel prejudice and violence, and notes with alarm reports that police in northern Nigeria have arrested individuals believed by the authorities to be homosexuals, and may even have tortured them,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. “The Secretary-General reiterates that everyone is entitled to enjoy the same basic rights and live a life of worth and dignity without discrimination,” the spokesperson stated, adding that Mr. Ban strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the law can be reviewed. “The United Nations stands ready to assist Nigeria in any way to bring about constructive dialogue and change on this matter.”Mr. Ban has repeatedly appealed for the complete and universal decriminalization of homosexuality, still a criminal offence in some 76 countries, and called on countries to ensure the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from violence and discrimination.