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10/07/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

News Channel Tweets Link To Porn Website Instead Of Weather Report

WREG

You can always count on TV news to bring you the most up-to-date information on rain, storms and ... porn?

WREG News Channel 3, a Memphis CBS affiliate, gave viewers a little more than they asked for Tuesday morning when it accidentally tweeted a link to a porn website instead of its weather tracker:

weather porn

JimRomenesko pointed out that not long after, "rockbone" instantly began trending in Memphis.

WREG later deleted the tweet and issued the following apology:

The station also tweeted a message later Tuesday that seemed to suggest that a hacker was behind the inappropriate tweet:

Do you believe them? Many viewers did not.

The Huffington Post has reached out to WREG for comment and will update the post if and when the news channel responds.

UPDATE: A spokesperson from WREG responded to The Huffington Post in an email Tuesday afternoon:

“This morning an inappropriate tweet was sent out from the station's account. We apologize and have taken steps to investigate and to tighten security.”

H/T TVSpy

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