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David Burt, the Premier (File photograph by Akil Simmons)
David Burt, the Premier’s Instagram appears to have been hacked (Image taken from Instagram)

A team was trying to fix a problem with the Premier’s Instagram account today after followers highlighted it had been “hacked”.

David Burt said on Twitter that he woke up to more than 20 messages to alert him to the problem.

The davidburtmp Instagram account, which has 9,080 followers, showed six photographs of a young man – not the Premier.

Mr Burt tweeted: “Mercy, Instagram must be pretty popular.”

He said that he “rarely” used the social-media platform or Facebook, but “got 23 Whatsapps/e-mails/tweets when I woke up that it's been ʽhacked’.”

The Premier added: “Have a blessed day and please stay safe everyone."

A spokeswoman for Mr Burt said he had sent a tweet that he had “received multiple messages alerting him of the comprised Instagram account”.

Mr Burt added: “Thanks to all who contacted me.

“Our team is working on resolving the issue."

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Published October 07, 2021 at 7:38 am (Updated October 07, 2021 at 7:38 am)

Hackers take over Premier’s Instagram account

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