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Less than a month after social media received regulators’ blessing to be a source for market-moving news, the hacking of the Associated Press’s Twitter Inc. account is raising concerns over the trustworthiness of information spread via the microblogging site.

Stocks tumbled about 1 percent yesterday after the Associated Press, one of the world’s largest news agencies, said a hacking attack caused it to send out an erroneous Twitter post about explosions at the White House. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index recovered after losing $136 billion in market value and AP later removed the account.

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