Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jones, the vile

Mr Tate also attacked the accountability of people behind the social media campaign against 2GB.
"The difference between 2GB and some catchy URL is that we operate our radio stations in a regulated media environment," he said.
"As far as I can see, social media is accountable to no one."
Macquarie said it has asked for more information from campaign organisers but received no response.
"We requested face-to-face meetings with organisers, but I've still not met one," Mr Tate said.

Quite so. Social media is accountable to no one because it is nothing but individual people with one or more people facilitating individuals opinions. 2GB can sue individuals under Australian law if it thinks it has defamed. Anyway, there was no campaign against 2GB. It was campaign against the vile Alan Jones.

But social media may well be a hydra that catches all. So far, I have only seen it used responsibly, but you never know what the future may hold.

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  1. ....and 2GB employs Alan Jones, so they deserve whatever social shellacking they get.

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    1. Fair enough Kath. Sleep with dogs....

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    2. I don't really care Jayne. Jones and 2GB are a waste of space.

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  2. Quite right, Kath.

    Could anything published on social media possibly be worse than some of the kaka the V.A.J. dishes out?
    Few people in this country are truly accountable to anyone any more. Certainly not to themselves let alone anyone else.

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    1. FC, in his mind perhaps yes. I our opinion he has been insufficiently dealt with over many years and offences.

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