New York Time columunist Paul Krugman has posted what one can only consider a highly unusual Tweet:
- Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.
I’ve seen a lot in my life – stuff I hope others don’t.
Rarely am I in AWE….. and BEWILDERED
This tweet….. I can’t stop looking at it.
It makes absolutely no sense to make something like this public.
It is of course possible that someone hacked his computer and used it as a server for illegal conduct. That does happen. But man oh man, why post something like that at this phase?
Update: “The Times is now on the case.”
The Times is now on the case.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 8, 2020
Deleted original tweet. Times thinks it may have been a scam. Anyway, will have more security in future
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 9, 2020
Reactions to Paul Krugman’s Tweet
1998 Paul Krugman: "By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's."
2020 Paul Krugman: https://t.co/YmEm6PqaDk
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 8, 2020
It's absurd to think somebody would announce an attack on Twitter before it's been resolved. Anyone with any sense would not be worrying about optics this early. https://t.co/KHCXX92SNp
— Erik Foreman (@ForemanErik) January 8, 2020
When you hear the coughing from your jail cell, it means Hillary is coming
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 8, 2020
Russian time traveling hackers strike again!
— Adam Townsend (@adamscrabble) January 8, 2020