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Treasurer Thinks He's Been Hacked After Liking Pro-Human Rights Tweet

The treasurer appeared to "like" a tweet that could embarrass the PM ahead of his first visit to China.

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Morrison appeared to have liked The Conversation's latest piece which discusses how the PM should confront China about human rights on his upcoming trip.

"Turnbull can and should urge China's government to stop unlawfully abducting Chinese citizens and others beyond its borders and end the unprecedented attack on civil society," wrote human rights lawyer Elaine Pearson.

"He should publicly call on the government to lift restrictions on the internet and end the state's persecution of bloggers for free speech."

A spokesperson for the treasurer told BuzzFeed News that it believes someone had hacked his Twitter account and liked the tweet.

"We're investigating. There was absolutely no intention behind it," said the spokesperson.

His office is now investigating the incident.

It appears my twitter account may have been accessed by someone unauthorised to do so. This has been rectified.

Mark Di Stefano is a Media and Politics Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Mark Di Stefano at mark.distefano@buzzfeed.com.

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