Social Democrats contact police after Twitter hack

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An official social media account of the biggest government party was hijacked early Monday morning and published a string of bizarre or offensive posts.

The Social Democrat party's twitter account has over 84,000 followers. During the hack the account name was changed to Bitcoin Democrats and it published posts including blaming socialism for causing rapes and that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven had resigned.

Roughly eight hours after the hack, the party regained control over its account. The incident has been reported as a crime to police, but the head of elections at the party, John Zanchi, says to news agency they do not see the incident as over yet.

The party holds the most important posts in the government, including prime minister, foreign minister and finance minister. 

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