#Blame Twitter

Blame-TwitterFrom When in Doubt, Blame Twitter

As Conner Livingston points out, “Despite the cute little bird mascots and harmless-sounding name, Twitter can actually be tracked back to be the cause of nearly everything that is going wrong in the world. Everything.”

For ‘proof’ look no further than Twitter infographic from CableTV.com

 Twitterfrom CableTV.com

Political unrest is also routinely blamed on Twitter, with Turkey providing one of the most recent examples with Turkish Prime Minister blaming Twitter for the anti-governmental movement last week.

Here’s the context from #Resistanbul: “Initially sparked by the plans to redevelop Istanbul’s central public park, the protests are a pursuit towards defending civil rights and freedoms, protecting democracy and expressing discontent towards prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been denounced for his repressive rule. The government crackdown on the demonstrations, which includes widespread use of teargas and water cannons, has so far seen at least three people killed and thousands injured.

Female academic Ceydar Sungar  has rapidly come to symbolise the peaceful protestors of the ever-escalating “Occupy Gezi” riots spreading across Turkey. After emerging a few days ago, images showing the unarmed woman being sprayed with tear gas by heavy-handed police forces have rapidly become viral.”

Woman in redFrom #Resistanbul: The Woman in Red

Democracy? Human rights and freedoms? Why bother – just keep blaming Twitter…

arrested-for-tweeting

From Bahrainrights.org

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9 thoughts on “#Blame Twitter

  1. melanietoulouse says:

    all past and present dictators do need a scapegoat, like in Egypt and Tunisia… so, Turkey is not an exception to the rule, hélas… 😦
    what about mainland China and all the political prisoners, freedom of speech, human rights & democracy have been banned notions for many decades…
    – – –
    “la raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure… – the reason of the most powerful is always the best…”(La Fontaine)

  2. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Again Beautiful

  3. Bastet says:

    In the past it would have been blamed on newspapers…remember the famous photo of the girl in Vietnam during a napalm raid? Tweets are quicker…we could look on the bright side and say that the opressors have to take the world into their calculations much more now than in the past.

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