Florida hackers change highway sign to read 'Arrest Fauci'

Hackers early Tuesday morning reportedly tapped into a Florida digital highway sign and made it display messages calling to "Arrest Fauci."

A local NBC News station reported that the sign, which was located on the side of Miami's 836 by the exit to Northwest 27th Avenue, also displayed the words "COVID-19 was a hoax," and "vaccines kill."

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority were made aware of the sign and turned off the messaging by mid-morning the outlet noted.


The Hill reached out to Miami-Dade County Transportation & Public Works for comment.

Anthony FauciAnthony FauciAstraZeneca CEO: 'Not clear yet' if boosters are needed St. Louis official says he was targeted with racist slurs over mask promotion McConnell: 'It never occurred to me' convincing Americans to get vaccinated would be difficult MORE, the country's leading infectious disease expert and chief medical adviser to President BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE, has faced increased backlash in recent months for his role in educating Americans about the coronavirus during the onset of the pandemic. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) in April introduced the Fire Fauci Act in an effort to cut Fauci's salary. Other GOP lawmakers have blasted Fauci over what they view as inconsistencies in the early days of the pandemic as many health experts were just learning about COVID-19.

Several have also demonized Fauci after emails were leaked that renewed interest in the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Anthony Fauci’s recently released emails and investigative reporting about #COVID19 origins are shocking. The time has come for Fauci to resign and for a full congressional investigation into the origins of #COVID19 - and into any and all efforts to prevent a full accounting,” Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David Hawley228 Republican lawmakers urge Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Trio of Senate Republicans urges Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade Atlanta-area spa shootings suspect set to be arraigned MORE (R-Mo.) tweeted.


President Biden last week marked a new milestone as the U.S. continues to fight COVID-19, noting that 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered during his first 150 days in office.

The White House predicted on Tuesday that the nation will fall short of Biden’s stated goal of vaccinating 70 percent of American adults with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, but said 70 percent of Americans 30 years old and up have received at least one dose and the nation is on track to meet the 70 percent goal among those 27 and older by July 4.