Marcus Hayes Didn’t Favorite These Porn Tweets

Screen Shot 2013-09-23 at 10.05.41 AMOne of the functions of CB is to serve as a community watchdog, to be a great protector of your sport and social media lives. So, consider this a PSA– a cautionary tale to make sure you have at least eight digits, one capital and lowercase letter, and a number in your Twitter password… because you don’t want to be Marcus Hayes and find one day that your account favorited a dozen or so hardcore porn links.

Last week, reader Tim alerted us to the publicly-available favorites of Hayes’ Twitter account. They included Tweets from Rate My Lesbian, Cheg It Out, Erotic Art, All Amateur, Blowjob Babe, Cumshots Galore and others.

Here, have a gander [may be NSFW]:

Some screenshots may overlap, not an exhaustive list

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Tim informed Hayes of the favorites (asking: “do you know the tweets you favorite are public?”) and tells us that he received the following direct message response: “Yes I know my favorites are public and I have changed my password.”

Hayes unfavorited the favorites.

Hayes, who has a history of not knowing how Twitter works, is implying that he was hacked. Which he may have been. He doesn’t follow any of the favorited accounts. But after doing extensive and exhaustive research on the business practices of Twitter porn, I couldn’t find that any such hack or virus exists. I twice asked my 20,000 Twitter followers if it had ever happened to them– nothing. I checked the favorite counts on many of the Tweets in question– normal (roughly 50 for an account with 100k followers). The timestamps on said Tweets range from last week to about six months ago, which is well within Hayes’ account’s “favoriting range” (he began favoriting Tweets a little more than a year ago and, like the porn Tweets that were favorited, the frequency has increased over the last 30 days or so). And a Google search for hacks and viruses that would do such a thing turned up nothing– the only related topic I found was a virus from 2010 that caused people to retweet porn links, but Twitter says it has since closed that loophole.

Anecdotally, one would expect that, if such Tweets or accounts were part of a virus or hack, they would have hundreds or thousands of favorites, or that they would come in rapid succession. But that’s not the case. The Tweets that were favorited by Hayes’ account were spread out over weeks and months and had what you would consider “normal” favorite and retweet counts.

Hayes hasn’t favorited a Tweet – porn or otherwise – since Tim informed him of the issue.

The only red flag indicating a possible hack is that many of the favorited accounts seem to be from the same porn family or ecosystem. In other words: some of the accounts had viewers, favoritors (word?) and retweeters in common with some of the other accounts. But we’re talking single-digit amounts well within the margin of help, I’m stuck in porn link bullshit hell and how did I all of a sudden go from one to 17 tabs in three minutes GET ME OUT OF HERE error.

I couldn’t find any other evidence that this was a nefarious Twitter hack.

But Hayes implies that it was, and we’ll just have to take his word for it. Otherwise, we’d be accusing him of something that we can’t prove and that he claims he didn’t do… which would be sort of like accusing Ken Griffey Jr. of using steroids on a Seattle sports talk radio station.

Check your passwords, folks.

25 Comments

  1. Happy to see Ryno got the job…also, Marcus Hayes loves the D

  2. Still on the payroll…what a joke.

  3. I actually got an email from twitter about my account possibly being hacked. So maybe some account passwords were compromised?

    • yeah, it happened to me once but it was sending out junk tweets. clearly, there was intent to hack his account given the subject material of the likes and retweets. im glad it happened to hayes! if you act like an asshole then you get treated like an asshole.

  4. Rhea Hughes' dick

    September 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Snagged!

  5. Kyle, can we get rid of the Girls of Philly banner ads? Looks like I’m on a soft porn site while in work. Not a good situation for when the CEO walks by. I can’t be alone on this one, right? Thanks.

  6. It’s possible that a Griffey fan, an Utley fan, or simply a fucking human being decided Hayes needed a little more embarrassment and hacked his- and only his- account.

    If that’s the case, bravo to that anonymous person.

  7. Who cares? I’m going to have someone follow you around and stalk your shit Kyle. Leave the man alone.

  8. The Original that guy

    September 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    See? Marcus Hayes isn’t racist. He may only rip white athletes in Philly, but the porn he favorites on twitter is exclusively trashy white bitches.

    Marcus, you been to Delco or the Northeast lately?

  9. I believe that he was hacked due to there being zero interracial gay rape tweets favorited

  10. It’s true. I still have a gigantic, yet tiny, hard on for Marcus Hayes.

  11. Zach Berman'sBooster Seat

    September 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    A younger and skinnier Marcus Hayes looks like El DeBarge.

  12. He was obviously hacked. You can tell by his writing he would never favorite any websites that feature that many white people.

  13. Marcus seems to be a fan of the cumshot. Who’da thunk?

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