Crowdsourced sleuthing exonerates politician viewing "dirty" pic


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/14/crowdsourced-sleuthing-exonera.html


#2

That’s still a pretty hot picture.


#3

How did the guy find it so fast? Someone already have a back door or malware on his phone and can look at browser history?


#4

It almost suggests that people should avoid knee-jerk reactions to things they don’t know much about.


#6

YES! I love women who play chess!

Mainly because they’re more clever than me.


#7

Ok, so he wasn’t looking at porn - but how does this actually exonerate him? He was still doing something completely irrelevant to his job, while on the job, surely?


#8

Weil er die Zauberer ist.


#9

Politicians are not paid by the hour.


#10

Sure, but presumably this was some context in which he was supposed to be paying attention to what was going on? Or was that perhaps during a long legislative session where that’s not expected/possible?


#11

I suspect he extracted the highly-pixelated image from the original tweet, rectified it to make it rectangular, and used a reverse image search engine to look for possible matches.


#12

That or it was a recent tweet from a popular picture blog that he had personally responded to not half an hour before the snapshot of the MP looking at it went viral.


#13

Sure, you could do that :wink: I couldn’t help myself though and had to see if the reverse image search would work.


#14

Nice job. I’ve used the google tool before, but with mixed results… I didn’t think something that blurry would work.


#15

What a nice chess set!


#16

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