“I don’t know how the hell it got there and I took it down immediately," Kasper said of the posts that appeared Monday night on his Facebook page. “It's political season and the time to do political tricks has started. It's a sad state of affairs this stuff has to happen."
According to the newspaper, another post shared from Kasper’s account read: "
“I have all kinds of Facebook friends: conservatives, liberals, libertarians and atheists,” said Kasper, who owns an insurance business and has served in the state House since 2001.
Kasper said he was deleting some of his Facebook friends on Tuesday, and was having his computer checked for security breaches.
“I'm going to be much more cautious on the security of my Facebook now,” he said.
Kasper, who often carries a copy of the
He unsuccessfully pushed legislation last year aimed at giving North Dakotans more power over their personal data online. The measure would have allowed people to ask companies what personal data has been collected and how it has been shared. It also would have allowed residents to demand the data be deleted and not collected in the future.
The bill was amended to study the issue first.