Plenty of people around the world who use social media have been in the situation where they accidentally 'liked' a photo, post or tweet that they probably weren't supposed to.

Usually it's a post from years ago and now that person knows you're stalking them, however, other times it could be something embarrassing.

While most of us might be able to get away with deleting the 'like' before anyone notices, spare a thought for Australian politicians who have every liked tweet recorded by an automated Twitter bot.

Unfortunately for Health and Sport Minister Greg Hunt, @auspolwatch has picked up on a pretty racy 'like' from the MP. It was a poll issued by an account, asking followers to vote for who they'd prefer to see get a particular sexual act - Miss Banana or Mariah Leonne.

Mr Hunt has remained very quiet on the matter, apart from saying he was hacked and obviously removed the 'like' from his social media account.

It's a very similar approach to the one taken by his colleague, Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, when his Twitter account also got a bit NSFW.

Last month, the South Australian MP's profile 'liked' a gay porn video. A few hours after the 'like' was made, Mr Pyne put out a tweet saying: "I was hacked overnight! I was [asleep] at 2am. Someone tried to hack my social media yesterday. Maybe they are making mischief over the plebiscite?"

Christopher Pyne Tweet

Credit: Twitter

One person commented on the tweet, saying: "It's quite serious if the accounts of the Minister for Defence Industry have been compromised. You should request that the AFP and other relevant authorities investigate."

That was the feeling among other politicians, like Labour leader Bill Shorten, who told a press conference: "I think it is most serious when any minister, but especially a Defence Minister is the victim of hacking and I do think we need to get to the bottom of this."

This 'issue' has actually plagued a few important people or departments in the past, including the Australian Border Force, Grand Tour presenter Jeremy Clarkson and US Republican politician Ted Cruz.

It was all pretty explicit stuff that they had 'liked' and yet Mr Cruz was the only one to say it wasn't a result of hackers.

He told reporters: "It was a staffing issue and it was inadvertent. It was a mistake. It was not a deliberate action."

Sources: news.com.au

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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