- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott responded to criticism received on social media by claiming that such comments are like “electronic graffiti”.
- Although Mr Abbott received numerous complaints for his decision to award the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, an Australian knighthood, he swept them aside by saying you wouldn’t report “what’s sprayed on the walls of buildings” and that it would be a “mistake to pay too much attention” to such commentary.
- Hashtag #electronicgraffiti has been active on Twitter, with some pointing out that it’s only graffiti when you don’t like what it’s saying.
- What are your thoughts on the role social media plays in keeping a check on elected leaders?
January 31, 2015 at 3:22 am
…“electronic graffiti” – comes across like vandalism… quite negative from the PM.
Social Media: gives an outlet to users – in terms of freedom of expression. The PM presents another nanny state ‘ism’ a symptom to keep people controlled – even in virtual environments – where no government can really claim ownership.
Social Media has provided me with many professional gains in my career, along with studies. Social Media – provides the means to achieve the ultimate global human interactivity & digital engagements – that can assist with business enterprise grow.