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Careful what you tweet...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kam, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Kam

    Kam Administrator Administrator

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    I don't really use Twitter myself, only to really plug articles on the site but this surprised me:

    Full article on the BBC News website

    That's over £130K for 2 tweets and it said the final costs have yet to be assessed... :eek:
     
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    North New Member

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    I am one of the people who believe that freedom of speech does not exist. Everything we do or say has an implication to the society we live in. If we forget about that, we may need to compensate. The numbers are crazy, but I see it as the necessary evil for now.
     
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    Echattygeek New Member

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    Yes, I agree that we have to be careful what we tweet, and generally what we post on the internet. I think that we forget that the internet is permanent, and things that we say or post on the internet can potentially be seen by future employers. If we are not watching what we put online, we could be putting a future career on the line.
     
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    What we say and how we say are many times in direct conflict with each other. Defacing a memorial is awful if it really happened. Sound like it was just one "bitchy" woman belittling another. Evidently, the judge agreed.
     
  5. North

    North New Member

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    That's true. But I also feel that people bash or troll on the internet way more often these days than years ago. As social networks grow, we see more fake news, sarcasm, dangerous content, offensive statements, etc. Things get viral easily, especially when it's something negative. It's so unhealthy.
     
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    I have to agree with you. Everything we say and do has an effect on the society and community. One must really be careful what you use and say on social media sites. Potential employers and others that have some control over what you want to do can see everything you post. If you post things that make you look like an idiot, well then, perhaps you are.
     
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    This is all absolutely true. Freedom of speech is a privilege and people should use it accordingly. People take that to mean that just because they're allowed to say what they want, it means that they should. That's not the case. The internet can be an incredibly toxic place because of this. I really hate those memes that make fun of an actual person, maybe an obese or not-so-attractive person, and make a joke of them. I always think, "How much would it SUCK to be that person?" Besides, kids are mean enough in middle school and high school, giving them these social media platforms means that the bullying doesn't just stay at school. The victims have to deal with them 24/7. I can't see how that can't be related to the higher number of teen violence and suicide these days.
     

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