The NSFW reason why Dominic Cummings wasn't trending on social media during his huge scandal
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There’s only been two words on the top of everyone’s minds recently: Dominic Cummings.

Since last Friday, Dominic Cummings has gone from being a powerful, semi-public figure to being probably one of the most openly mocked people in the UK.

He hasn’t made matters easier for himself either, and as the scandal about his jaunt to Durham continued over the weekend, people were starting to ask why 'Dominic Cummings' wasn’t showing up as a trending topic on Twitter.

Some people even suggested it was some conspiracy theory to stop his name from trending.

Turns out that there are a couple of explanations, but the primary one is that anti-porn filters on Twitter, stopped Cummings’ last name from coming up as a trending topic, according to the Guardian.

Yes, really.

Trending topics that have come up over the last couple of days often include misspelled versions of his name, such as #cummnings, #dominiccummings and so on.

Other trending topics include Barnard Castle and County Durham, neither of which has quite the... sexual... connotations.

The shortened hashtag #cumgate was trending, but it may be because the porn filters don’t affect the shortened version as there are plenty of other words that have ‘cum’ somewhere in the middle.

Trending topics also need to be ones which aren’t always being discussed in large numbers, so someone like Donald Trump might not register anymore. If you went to tweet something like #sackcummings, you would also be directed to use the trending hashtag, which was misspelled.

Even though Dominic Cummings didn’t trend, various versions of his name did, such as #DominicCummnings.

So this is a lesson in itself: if you intend on avoiding public scrutiny, change your last name to something remotely sexual.

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