Anthony Weiner favorites “ultimate sext machine” tweet.

Anthony Weiner Favorites “Ultimate Sext Machine” Tweet, Calls It an Accident

Anthony Weiner Favorites “Ultimate Sext Machine” Tweet, Calls It an Accident

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June 15 2014 1:44 PM

Anthony Weiner Favorites “Ultimate Sext Machine” Tweet, Calls It an Accident

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Should Anthony Weiner just delete his Twitter account?

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You’d think former Rep. Anthony Weiner would try to avoid anything with the word “sexting” like the plague. After all, it was a sexting scandal that pushed him out of office in 2011. But recently, Weiner found himself trying to explain why he would favorite a tweet that claimed “Tinder will now be the ultimate sext machine.” It was a tweet by former Slate staffer Matt Yglesias, who is now Vox’s executive editor, and included a link to a piece about a new photo feature in the dating app.

Buzzfeed asked Weiner about it, and he said it was all an accident:

“there were a bunch of favorites there that I didn’t either didn’t recognize or mean to favorite. im not clear on how they got marked in the first place but I assume hit the little star thing accidentally as I scrolled through stuff.”

Weiner then went back on Twitter to make fun of the whole situation:

Daniel Politi has been contributing to Slate since 2004 and wrote the "Today's Papers" column from 2006 to 2009. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoliti.