Posts tagged ‘Twitter’

April 16, 2013

Are You A Belieber?​

Justin Bieber reportedly wrote that he “hoped that Anne Frank would have been a belieber” on his recent visit to the Anne Frank Museum.

 

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Great to know that the Canadian moron fully appreciates what the second World War was all about then! Nice one mate! He also thinks that Anne Frank was a “great girl”.  Marvellous! Are we to assume the dipstick can actually READ and has read her diary?

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December 19, 2012

Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome and Social Media

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In order to protect freedom of speech and to limit prosecutions related to offensive or false Twitter of Facebook interaction, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) issued interim guidelines this week in this new domain for the legal system.  For example, if an inappropriate tweet was sent after heavy drinking and if the tweet is subsequently deleted upon sobering up

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July 25, 2012

Let The Games Begin

The Olympic Games are now officially open. The opening ceremony hasn’t even occurred, the Olympic torch is still doing its rounds but Team GB have won their first game in women’s football.

Well, we don’t like doing things in order do we? Despite the great win, race relations overshadowed the opening games today with two headlining stories.

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March 29, 2012

Vampires,Yes, Black People? No way!

Is it easier to believe in Vampires than to believe some vampires may be black?  And is it even more of a stretch of our imaginations to believe lead actors in a vampire flick could be black?

The Hunger Games is on general release now and it has been the subject of much debate as fans of the book/comic in the USA showed disgust and complete incomprehension at the casting of some of the lead characters.  I’m not going to re-type some of the racist tweets and blog comments you can google it but I’m interested in other aspects of this:

Did racism go temporarily underground or have some people always thought racist things about roles given to ethnic minorities?  Only now, they have public platforms

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January 9, 2012

Keep Your Tweet Shut

A story that may have been buried in all the season’s festivities about the US Senate trying to force Twitter to close/block accounts believed to be registered to terrorist groups such as the Taliban and Al Shabab from Sudan.  Reports have also claimed that Israel has threatened Twitter with legal action if they do not close Hezbollah accounts.

So…free speech is only okay with the expressed permission of the USA. 

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September 15, 2011

Topman Pulls Offensive T-Shirts

Belated judgement call by Topman after it received negative publicity for t-shirts that compared women to dogs and seemingly poked fun at domestic violence.  High Street chains produce styles in thousands not hundreds so the person that gave these designs the production go-ahead needs to go back to funny school. 

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August 17, 2011

Just Like China

Yesterday, Radio 4 reported that China were quick on the mark to applaud the British government’s stance on banning social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook and imposing curfews in the wake of future riots. Britain’s post riot tactics seem to be focussed around creating a largely policed state which is only too familiar for the Chinese authorities.

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August 8, 2011

Tweeting Looters

Social media has proved to be a phenomenal platform to gather fellow looters on the streets of London. Today, the Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh, confirmed that twitter users could face arrest for inciting violence as London enters its third night of violence.

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May 13, 2011

Pandora’s Box

So the big fuss about super-injunctions are dying down.  This week Twitter has rightly or wrongly exposed various celebs using super-injunctions and the court will not make orders to protect confidential information if it is no longer confidential.  Max Mosley also lost his case in Europe – he wanted to introduce a law that would require newspapers to notify people before printing stories about them. 

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