Innocent victims caught in the conflict between the mainstream press and social media

Posted: April 16, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK media today)

You probably won’t have noticed it, but there’s what the military would call a Low Intensity Conflict going on at the moment between social media users – bloggers mainly – and the mainstream press.

And it’s starting to turn nasty.

The attacks on bloggers, Twitter users etc come from an unholy alliance between an establishment seriously concerned about its lack of control over what information the ‘plebs’ can share with each other and professional journalists worried sick about the looming demise of mainstream print media – an industry which had previously been able to guarantee long-term lucrative employment to them but whose very existence is now under threat by social media.

Lord McAlpine’s legal actions against Twitter users and attempts to include blogs in the Leveson legislation are both a result of this conflict and I’m sure there are other bloggers who…

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