11 June 2011

What Anthony Weiner Didn't Say On Twitter Also Got Him Into Trouble

It wasn't just what Congressman Anthony Weiner tweeted that got him in trouble: It was also whose tweets he read.

The New York Democrat's sexting scandal came to light after he accidentally posted a lewd photograph of his crotch on Twitter, setting off a bungled cover-up attempt, then a tearful apology and revelations of even more extensive and x-rated electronic sexcapades.

Weiner, an avid Twitter user whom The New York Times described as a "technophile," made his first social media mistake when a Twitter typo turned a private message into a public post. But even before, he was asking for trouble by following other Twitterers that hinted at his extramarital interests. 

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