Donald Trump’s website was hacked by dozens of people on Election Day thanks to a strange quirk that allowed anyone with knowledge of coding to add text to the site.
Slate reports that a “poop emoji” appeared in a prominent spot on the Republican presidential nominee’s website late Tuesday afternoon. After a quick investigation, it was determined that the banner text on the site could be manipulated by changing the URL in any browser.
The internet ran while with the hack once it hit social media. Trump’s site was suddenly congratulating Hillary Clinton and quoting ‘80s rock song.
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The Trump campaign has since removed the glitch from the website.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.