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Massachusetts College Apologizes for Racist Tweets on Hacked Twitter Account

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A Massachusetts state college apologized on Saturday for Twitter messages promoting racist language, anti-immigrant speech and praise for President Donald Trump that had been sent from its hacked social media account. Salem State University President Patricia Meservey said in a statement that none of the recent tweets, which were sent out around 11:45 p.m. on Friday, represented the views of the school. Salem State University, located about 25 miles north of Boston in the city famous for its 1692 witch trials, has an enrollment of about 9,000.

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