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ACT Chief Minister's account 'hijacked,' posting crypto and stock trading content

The tweets have since been deleted.

The Twitter account of ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr appears to have been 'hijacked,' with a number of tweets posting crypto and stock trading content.

Guardian journalist Josh Butler posted screenshots, with Mr Barr's bio changed to say "swing/day trading mentor".

Another tweet posted by 'bus petition girl' Skye High showed her messaging the account, asking to "work with you on your upcoming digital marketing project".

"Barr" replied, asking what experience she has.

That message was sent in response to a tweet sent out by the account.

Normal tweets were sent at the same time the crypto and trading content was also posted, and the latter tweets have since been deleted with no immediate explanation.

It's not the first time an Australian politician's account appears to have been hacked online.

In 2017, then-minister Christopher Pyne's account liked a pornographic tweet.

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