Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Social media

The social media is the coward's charter.

Maurice Manning Chancellor of the National University of Ireland.

Professor Manning made the statement in an RTE interview discussing the controversy surrounding former taoiseach Brian Cowan receiving an honorary doctorate from NUI.

4 comments:

Póló said...

Do you consider blogging part of social media?

Michael Commane said...
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Michael Commane said...

Yes.
Anonymous comments are one of the nasty aspects of the blogworld.

Póló said...

Agreed. I have been trolled on my blog and have had to start moderating it after 10 years of free speech.

However, there is a case for anonymity in certain circumstances. I am thinking of Jersey (CI) for example where responsible commenters in civilised and substantive threads comment anonymously for fear of real life retribution by corrupt authorities.