…An interesting bit of ‘explanation’ by David Wright MP after he apparently called Tories “scum-sucking pigs” on Twitter. From the BBC:
Mr Wright told the BBC that this was a legitimate “edgy Twitter comment about the political process” and the Tories’ “general policy position”.
“If it is good enough for Obama it is good enough for me,” he said.
But he insisted he never used the phrase “scum-sucking”, saying his account had been hacked into and the phrase added by someone after the message was published.
“What I think has happened is someone has tinkered with that and made it more offensive.
“I try to use Twitter to engage with people. Someone has messed with my account. I find that very frustrating.”
I stand to be corrected, but I am yet to find a way to edit Tweets. I have found that you have to delete them and re-publish them, amended. Why would someone take the trouble to hack into David Wright’s account to laboriously delete a tweet and then re-publish it, having added “scum-sucking”? And, by the way, the hacker would need to know or guess David Wright’s password. Or is he going, next, to offer the Grant Shapps “1234” password defence?