Monday January 20, 2020

Abandon hope all ye who log in here

It’s hard to avoid the anger and abuse on Twitter. But it remains a great window on the world

24th February, 2019

A journalist friend has just reacquainted himself with Twitter. He reminded me why he left it five years ago. “It’s dreadful,” he told me. “It’s a refuge for the mad, bad and the plain crazy.”

I’m not sure he’s entirely right, but Twitter does come with a health warning. Don’t go there without putting on some digital Kevlar. A good proportion of the Twitterati are not into...

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