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Hookup App Tinder Gets Coveted Anthony Weiner Endorsement On Twitter

"Accidentally."

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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.

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.

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."

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

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

Anthony Weiner@anthonyweiner

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

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