Australian politician 'likes' gay porn tweet

Australian politican Christopher Pyne 'likes' gay porn tweet after same-sex vote
Australian defence industry minister Christopher Pyne. Photo credit: Getty

An Australian politician's official Twitter account 'liked' a gay porn video, just hours after the results of the same-sex marriage survey were announced.

Defence industry minister Christopher Pyne's account liked a tweet from a pornography studio called 'Cocky Boys' at 2am on Thursday morning (local time). The activity was detected by a bot account that tracks the Twitter likes of Australian politicians.

The tweet, which featured a video of two young male porn stars having sex in a variety of positions, remained liked by Mr Pyne's account for a full three hours, until 5:30am when the tweet was unliked.

On Thursday morning, Mr Pyne tweeted that he had been hacked and that he was asleep at the time the tweet was liked.

"Maybe they are making mischief over the plebiscite?" he suggested, referring to the previous day's announcement that same-sex marriage would proceed, after support from a voluntary postal survey.

Several Twitter users were sceptical of Mr Pyne's claim.

A similar incident occurred in September when conservative Texan senator Ted Cruz's Twitter account liked a hardcore porn video. Mr Cruz claimed a member of his staff had "inadvertently hit the like button".

The pornography account in question, @Sexuall Posts, later amended their Twitter bio to read '@TedCruz's Favorite Porn Account'.

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