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Congressional Candidate Mike Webb Captures Porn Tabs in Screen Shot

Mike Webb meant to show Yahoo search results, but the screen shot also captured browser tabs featuring pornography

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A candidate running for Virginia's 8th Congressional district shared a little too much information when he posted a screen shot of his web browser on his campaign's Facebook page Monday. 

Mike Webb, a Republican, was trying to show Yahoo search results, but the screen shot also captured browser tabs featuring pornography websites.

In a second post that also included the now-infamous screenshot, Webb explained that he was testing the pornography sites for viruses, ARLNow reports. Last month, Webb claimed a cyberattack kept him from filing his campaign finance report on time, according to ARLNow.

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Both posts were later deleted and replaced with a "thank you" post

"I was very much moved by the love and support of those who expressed their encouragement and support, even some in the national and local press," Webb said. 

He also noted that the post helped his Facebook page "likes" grow 25 percent in one day.

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