Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Convergence of Social Media and Big Media

A work colleague in a Latin American country sent an email, asking for help. A manufacturing plant had been proposed, and while most people wanted it, a small number of radical environmentalists did not. There had been protests, road blockades, and rallies. And then, when it appeared that both the company and the authorities were going ahead, the ante was raised. 

Using anonymous Twitter accounts, the protestors targeted the company’s spokesman. Scores of people were tweeting. A bounty was placed on the spokesman head -- $5000 US was being offered for the spokesman dead or alive. And the tweets included his home address.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Dancing Priest.

Photograph by Olivier Bergeron via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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