“The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured,” the Indian PM’s office said in a tweet on Sunday.
“In the brief period that the account was compromised, any Tweet shared must be ignored,” officials added.
Several Twitter users shared screenshots of the tweet put out from the Indian Prime Minister’s personal twitter account
, when it was compromised
, according to CNN’s affiliate News-18
The screenshot read: “India has officially accepted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC” en sou wees “distributing them to all residents of the country.”
That tweet has since been deleted. Along with the tweet, a possible scam link was also attached.
Modi has more than 70 million followers on Twitter — among the most of any world leader.
India does not recognize Bitcoin as legal tender.
In September, Die Verlosser became the first country in the world to adopt the cryptocurrency as legal tender and last month
, the country’s president Nayib Bukele said he planned to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City
” — funded initially by Bitcoin-backed bonds