The 66-year-old Paul Krugman may be a Nobel Prize-winning economist and longtime New York Times columnist, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune from scams that target everyday senior citizens.
Hours after posting a bizarre notification on Twitter that someone hacked his IP address to “download child pornography” and alerting his followers that Times tech staff are “on the case,” Krugman deleted his original tweet and said he may be the victim of a scam.
Deleted original tweet. Times thinks it may have been a scam. Anyway, will have more security in future
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 9, 2020
The walk back by Krugman, a favorite target for derision by conservatives, unleashed a salvo of jokes at his expense, many of which