Posts Tagged: Newsnight

Isn’t it social influence we should consider when judging people who are offensive on social media?

Sally Bercow faces legal action for naming Lord McAlphine on Twitter  At both school and university we were taught not to trust everything found on Wikipedia. Up until recently, I assumed this lack of trust represented a general consensus amongst the population. It was recently reported that after referring to the site, Lord Leveson incorrectly identified a 25-year old American graduate as a founder of The Independent in his recent. Embarrassing as this undoubtedly was for the peer, he is simply the most recent in a string of high profile individuals who have been publicly humiliated after taking information gleaned from the internet, as fact.  Social media has often taken the blame; ideas and remarks are exchanged, often much faster than can possibly be sensible so it can be difficult to distinguish between absolute truth and idle gossip. Read more on Isn’t it social influence we should consider when judging people who are offensive on social media?…

Unhappy BBC staff urged not to air problems on Twitter and social media

Home of the BBC - under attack from all sides following child abuse debacleBBC staff are being urged to stop airing the corporation’s problems on Twitter and other social media by senior managers. Acting director of news Fran Unsworth sent an internal email yesterday saying: “It would be helpful if some of our problems were not played out publicly across social media and in the pages of the national press.”

Unsworth said it was a tough time for everyone in the BBC “in particular for those of us in BBC News” and “for some individuals most of all”. Read more on Unhappy BBC staff urged not to air problems on Twitter and social media…