High profile journalists see Twitter accounts hijacked

Several well-known journalists in Sweden have had their twitter identities hijacked, including Aftonbladet newspaper editor, Jan Helin.

SVT television reports that the identities were hijacked to write racist comments using the names of the journalists.     

Expo journalist Alexander Bengtsson and TV4 reporter Lena Sundström were also targeted.

SVT showed one example of the false twitter posts.

"Do you want a job as an editorial writer on Aftonbladet? Unfortunately, we employ only ethnic white Swedes and hypocrites."

Several other messages were of a more overtly racist nature.

In response to the false tweets, Aftonbladet editor Jan Helin told SVT;

"Twitter is a fantastic medium which gives a mass of possibilities, but there's a dark backside when it is abused like this."