Famed economist and NYT columnist Paul Krugman thought it would be a good idea to broadcast to Twitter that someone had hijacked his IP address “to download child pornography.”

The response from techie types is that Krugman could possibly be trying to get in front of some trouble he’s in doing exactly what he accused the supposed “hacker” of doing…Wouldn’t you call law enforcement and handle this quietly? 99% of responses on Twitter are from people who don’t believe Krugman.

Krugman just tweeted that he deleted the tweet, but we have a screenshot below:

Krugman tweeted:

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“Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography. I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me.”

“It’s an ugly world out there.”


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A lawyer on Twitter responded to Krugman after he said “The Times is now on the case.”


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