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  • 25 June 2014, 12:35

Bizarre Message Sent After BBC News App Error

The BBC has apologised after two bizarre messages saying "Push Sucks! Pull Blows!" were sent to users of its news app.

A push notification - usually used to send breaking news alerts - was sent out twice saying: "NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' after hashtag hijacked.

"Push sucks! Pull blows! BREAKING NEWS No nudity in latest episode of Game of Thrones!!! MORE BREAKING NEWS IIIIIII like testing"

Many surprised users took screenshots of the messages and posted them to Twitter.

The BBC later sent out a tweet and a push notification saying: "We apologise for previous two test push notifications which were sent in error to BBC News app subscribers."

A spokesman told Sky News that the BBC is in the process of testing new app features and a test message was sent by mistake.

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