US POLITICS

Hillary’s Cybersecurity Woes Turn Into “Under Clinton” on Twitter

Report of cybersecurity in the State Department becomes sexist jokes.

Oct 19, 2015 at 3:07 PM ET

A report that detailed failings in the State Department’s cybersecurity policy under Hillary Clinton devolved into sexist comments on Monday because Twitter.

The Associated Press published a feature on the topic called “Under Clinton, State’s cybersecurity suffered,” which led to the phrase “under Clinton” to trend on Twitter. Dozens of users on Twitter turned it into a sexual innuendo, and many of the tweets harkened back to the good old days of Bill Clinton’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky.