NYT economist who predicted recession if Trump won claims child porn on his PC wasn’t his


A New York Times columnist accused of possessing child pornography is insisting he is innocent, claiming the illicit material was placed on his computer by a hacker.

Paul Krugman took to Twitter on Wednesday, claiming he had been set up by Qanon, a faction of 4Chan users who seek out and expose sexual predators, including high-profile Democrats.

“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,” Krugman wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.”

Needless to say, not everyone was convinced- several individuals even took time to make fun of Krugman.

“The biggest tell that you’re lying is that no one would be motivated to debase you more than you already have,” film producer Adam Trahan wrote.

Krugman later stated that  the Times was “now on the case” that it could have been a fraudulent matter.

“Deleted original tweet. Times thinks it may have been a scam. Anyway, will have more security in future,” Krugman wrote.

According to Fox News, the outspoken anti-Trump economist predicted a “global recession” following the President Donald J. Trump’s election, and was recently criticized by a fellow left-leaning columnist from The Atlantic, claiming Krugman had “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

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