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4:19, 16 November 2017

Australian minister blames hackers over Twitter porn 'like'


Australian minister blames hackers over Twitter porn ‘like’

  • 16 November 2017
  • From the section Australia
Christopher PyneImage copyright Getty Pictures
Image caption Christopher Pyne is Australia’s minister for defence sector

An Australian government minister has stated hackers are responsible for a «like» on his Twitter account to a pornographic video.

The activity on Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne’s profile at about 02:00 regional time on Thursday (15:00 GMT Wednesday) was pointed out by other Twitter users.

Mr Pyne said hackers had possibly liked the gay pornography as «mischief» right after Australia’s identical-sex marriage vote.

The «like» has considering that been removed.

Image copyright Twitter/@cpyne

On Wednesday, Australians learned they had overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising very same-sex marriage in a historic poll. Parliament is now debating altering the law.

  • Australians decisively back gay marriage

Mr Pyne, a veteran senator, was appointed to his current ministerial position final year to deliver a main submarine fleet project.

He mentioned he was asleep when the Twitter activity took place.

Some Twitter customers responded to his explanation with scepticism, although other individuals raised issues over possible safety implications.

Image copyright Twitter/@csmagor

Image copyright Twitter/matttburke

One independent senator, Cory Bernardi, stated it ought to prompt a «complete investigation and report in case [it is a] foreign agent trying to influence elections».

Several users compared it to a related incident in September exactly where US senator Ted Cruz’s Twitter account «liked» a pornographic video. Mr Cruz told reporters the incident was a «staffing situation» and «not malicious».

BBC News — Planet

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