OZ PM Follows Twitter Porn

The Australian prime minister has been following porn sites online – all because of an inadvertent setting on his Twitter account. In addition to having his wife, Therese Rein, as a supporter, he has been accidentally following several seedy sites. These include a porn blogger, an online adult superstore and a handcuffed bare-breasted woman, in addition to dozens of dodgy accounts.

A spokesman for Mr Rudd has since admitted an Twitter automated programme made the prime minister’s account auto-follow those who followed him. “While the Kevin PM Team try to monitor the follow backs, with more than 900,000 followers this is a very large task,” the spokesman said. Although it normally requires a Twitter account holder to view another person’s profile before following, an option allows this to be done automatically.

This can be helpful for people with large followings – Mr Rudd follows around 200,000 Twitter users through his KevinRuddPM account. Industry experts warn that users should be aware that social media networks such as Twitter do have potentially dangerous implications.

“There seems to be an attitude with new media like Twitter that anyone can just get on and have a go without a problem,” Young Media Australia vice president Elizabeth Handsley told the Herald Sun newspaper. “We need to understand the platform and know how it works before using it safely – this is an example of that,” she added.

According to the paper, other profiles followed by the premier include sex show webcams and a gay resort in Thailand’s Phuket region. Mr Rudd has been a keen user of social media and has used Twitter to reveal new policies and even the impending wedding of his son.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100503/twl-red-faced-rudd-oz-pm-followed-twitte-3fd0ae9.html

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