Quick hit: Mercenaries and homophobes on Twitter

Two UK trending topics on Twitter today made me smile. #CofE: reactions to the Church of England’s opposition to marriage equality on the grounds that it would “radically redefine marriage”, and #PolicingDebate was initiated by “private security contractors” G4S, who were contracted to provide security for the Olympics. This one was particularly great because G4S clearly did this as a PR exercise, and it blew up in their faces quite spectacularly.

Is it too utopian to suppose that social media is providing a space for people to talk back to powerful groups like the Church of England and G4S, which is not available in traditional media?


Screencap showing tweets mocking the Church of England and supporting Gay Marriage

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