Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account Shows Pornographic Material
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Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account Shows Pornographic Material

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Ted Cruz (Getty)

On Monday night, a ‘like’ of a pornographic post by the official Twitter account of  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) became the latest social-media-driven viral political controversy. It wasn’t immediately clear whether it was a hacker, Cruz himself or a staffer with access to the account – which has 3 million followers – that actually liked the post.

Neither Cruz nor his communications staff have responded or acknowledged this viral debacle so far. Heavy has emailed Sen. Cruz spokesperson for comment, but thus far has not heard back.

While his account may have been compromised, hacked or otherwise accessed without his explicit consent – a seemingly commonplace phenomenon on social media with public officials and celebrities – the junior Republican senator from Texas became target of Twitter humor almost instantly.

Among those who had something snarky to say were Crooked Media founder Jon Favreau – not to be confused with the actor/writer/director Jon Favreau – who couldn’t resist unleashing sarcasm at Cruz.

Actor Zach Braff chimed in as well with a clip from Netflix’ political drama House of Cards. Braff tweet, “Ted Cruz will say it was a rogue staffer but…,” suggests what likely happened.

Other Twitter users acknowledged Cruz’ misfortune in a Saturday Night Live-worthy rhyme.

A tongue-in-cheek tweet from The New Republic‘s senior editor Jeet Heer noted the bad timing of the GOP senator’s viral snafu.

Although Cruz’ Twitter account only ‘liked’ the pornographic post and didn’t actually post or retweet it, Twitter user @cmclymer pointed out a previously published Washington Post article that that reported, literally, that “Cruz watched pornography with Supreme Court justices.”

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JOHN MAYOR

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I’m not impressed by the “FAUXIAL MEDIA TOOL” known as “TWITter”!… whose creators would have us believe that it is a “socially organic creation” by our “organic society (i.e., our ‘unbranded society’!… i.e., that part of society that/ which ISN’T acting in the G-U-I-S-E of being ‘organic’!)”! “TWITter”, is a “KERDOS MEDIA TOOL”!… i.e., it is a “FOR PROFIT MEDIA TOOL” P-R-E-T-E-N-D-I-N-G to be “socially fashioned” by our “organic communities’ interests”!
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“TWITter” isn’t given its tag for nothing!… but, I can’t figure out why a transaction is called a “tweet”! I guess the OBVIOUS TWITter ascription for its transaction, is reserved for a person who implements said transaction!
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I’ve N-O INTENTION of using this FAUXIAL MEDIA TOOL, N-O-R C-A-T-E-R-I-N-G T-O I-T-S I-N-O-R-G-A-N-I-C S-U-B-S-C-R-I-B-E-R-S!… i.e., until: a) it is centered on Free and Open Source Software (FOSSware); b) it adheres to ALL ICT Digital Human Rights; c) it is COST-FREE (given the said “VITAL NATURE” of its technoma!… and so, should be available to a POOR SOUL on a rooftop, and not just to someone who subscribes to its “clique services”!– A-N-D A-T A P-R-I-C-E!); and d), it’s given a more user-friendly tag!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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