Politics and social media

An interesting article on The Correspondent about social media and politicians - If a politician can say something in 280 characters, perhaps they shouldn’t say it at all.

I’m not sure that I agree with the conclusion that politicians should not engage with social media but there are certainly a number of valid examples of how it (or at least Twitter) can and has been misused.

The comments on the article are also interesting, comparing social media to newspaper headlines, soundbites and a TL;DR culture. I have more sympathy with some of those points of view.

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