Superb! Last two paras very quotable.
Well, this is a post that I’ve been wanting to write for some time. What finally prompted me to do so was the fallout from what seems to have been a bizarre experiment in trolling conducted over the past few days by Dr Jennifer Jones, a media practitioner and academic with a PhD from the University of the West of Scotland. First some background for those who missed out on all the action.
The starting point of Dr Jones’ research, and her collaboration with David Leask of The Herald (also see her associated comment piece), is of much less interest to me than the events that unfolded on her Twitter timeline over the past few days. So there are accounts on Twitter of dubious origin who might be exploiting national and global events to try and influence opinion. Who knew?! What I find much more interesting is Dr Jones’…
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