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ABC launches investigation after host claims account was 'interfered' with amid trans porn 'likes'

Steve Austin has since deleted his Twitter account.

The ABC has reportedly launched an investigation after a host claimed his Twitter account was interfered with, amid claims he liked hundreds of tweets featuring transgender pornography.


Steve Austin, who hosts Drive on ABC Radio Brisbane, was set to have Sall Grover on his show. Grover founded Giggle, a 'female-only social media feed' that has previously been accused of "intentionally excluding trans women."


Amy Sargeant, a trans activist, claimed that Austin's 'likes' on Twitter were "full of hundreds of trans porn videos, alongside TERFposting."


TERF is an acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.


Sargeant then claimed up to 5 thousand likes were removed, with Austin briefly switching his account to private before appearing to address the claims.

Austin said people alerted him to "interference with my twitter account".


"I have taken appropriate action. I apologise to you if it has caused any problem with your feed."

He then deleted his account.


Another estimate from Twitter user Isabelle claims Autin deleted over 1,000 likes.

According to The Courier Mail, the ABC said they were "aware of the matter and (are) investigating, while Grover - who did not end up appearing on the ABC because management 'cancelled it' - reportedly said she thought Austin's Twitter account was hacked.

It's unclear if Austin will reactivate his Twitter account.


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