It appears that Burger King's Twitter account has been hacked.
Starting just after noon Eastern time on Monday, the fast-food company's Twitter picture was changed to a McDonald's logo, and the account tweeted that it had been sold to rival McDonald's.
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In the past hour, some posts from the account have contained racial epithets, references to drug use and obscenities. The account has also tweeted: "if I catch you at a wendys, we're fightin!"
Burger King Worldwide Inc., which is based in Miami, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.