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Hookup App Tinder Gets Coveted Anthony Weiner Endorsement On Twitter

“Accidentally.”

1. Former congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner recently favorited a tweet on Tinder being the new “ultimate sext” app. Weiner notoriously fell from grace twice over a sexting scandal.

2. Here’s the tweet by Vox reporter Matt Yglesias:

Matt Yglesias Twitter

The tweet is a link to the post on the website Vox about how dating app Tinder will allow “Moments” enabling users to have pictures disappear they shared within 24 hours.

3. Here’s a screenshot of the favorite on Weiner’s page on Thursday night.

Michael Collier Twitter Account / Via Twitter: @MikeACollier

4. Weiner, who previously had 27 Twitter favorites, now has only one: a tweet by Twitter user @Mobute.

5. Reached for comment, Weiner said the favorites were accidental:


“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.”

6. Shortly after the publication of this article, he tweeted this:

In related news, I did buy 1000 shares of Tinder stock.

— anthonyweiner (@Anthony Weiner)

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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Gideon Resnick is a political reporter at BuzzFeed. His work has appeared in VICE, the Atlantic and the Daily Beast.
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