Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been caught liking porn movie on Twitter

Being a recognisable politician all but guarantees a relentless level of scrutiny from ones constituents.

This is, of course, as it should be; those in positions of power, no matter how slight, should be held accountable for their actions, and, particularly in our brave new world of social media dominance, a certain amount of examination is to be expected.

The issue becomes somewhat thornier when one's privacy is being breached, however. Where do we draw the line between vital accountability and an over-zealous preoccupation with one's private life and issues that hold little bearing over a politician's ability to adequately carry out the tasks that befit their office?

Moreover, in a world that eschews restraint in favour of sharing every minutiae of our day to day lives, what value does privacy really hold?

Ted Cruz speaks to reporters Credit: Getty

As any social-media savvy, 21st century street wise individual will tell you, it is wise to exercise caution over the information and tone of what you post online. We are, after all, more visible and more easily traced than ever before, so it should come as no surprise if, for example, one's social media posts are examined prior to a job interview.

Unfortunately, it would appear that Senator Ted Cruz didn't get the memo on this one, after the Republican was caught out on Twitter 'liking' some altogether x-rated content.

The former Republican Presidential candidate hopeful - and self professed family fan - appeared to have been rumbled late on Monday night after ostensibly 'liking' a pornographic video on Twitter, from the titular "Sexuall Posts", reports the Daily News.

Ted Cruz Credit: Getty

Salacious material apparently of two women and a man briefly appeared on Cruz's 'liked' post feed on the social networking site, but has subsequently been removed. News.com.au reports that a spokesperson is yet to comment on the embarrassing slip up, and it remains unclear whether the fateful like was rendered by Cruz himself or an unwitting staffer using the account on the Senator's behalf.

Rather ironically, Senator Cruz has long been an adversary to the porn industry; the self styled traditional family values politician was one of a number of Republicans who pushed for an amendment that would label pornography "a public health crisis". A longer version of that amendment, per News.com.au, reads;

“Pornography, with his harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing".

Perhaps Senator Cruz would do better do exercise a little more privacy over his Twitter account; whether this was the man himself or a staffer, the revelation would appear to contradict his image as a politician.

Cruz was, of course, one of President Trump's main rivals in last year's Republican primaries, eventually losing out to the former businessman turned President. The rest, as they say, is history.