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(NEWSER) – Sure, Twitter is great for debating Making a Murderer theories, but now it's also facilitating the state-sanctioned shaming of "deadbeat dads" into paying child support. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday that the state would begin posting photos and names of "losers" who owe child support, using an account run by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, in an attempt to shame parents into paying up, reports the Verge.

"For too long, you've been able to remain anonymous, able to skirt your financial and legal responsibilities with no shame," Ducey said. "If you don't want your embarrassing, unlawful, and irresponsible behavior going viral: man up and pay up." Officials have already shamed two dads, using #deadbeat; one allegedly owes $170,993.

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