Venomous and toxic social media out of control - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 04, 2013
John is angry and he has attacked the "toxic" and "venomous" social media. This is the third piece I have read this week in the Irish print media attacking social media but by far the most shrill. John hankers for the good old days when the only opinion heard were those of a select group of talking heads. Waters says thatPersonally I don't think anything needs to be done. I am glad that the providers will be exempt from defamation actions if they try and manage things properly under the EU Electronic Commerce Directive. The Wtaers of this world would love to shut them down but we should always err on the side of free speech." now there is a rapidly growing sense that something needs to be done, and soon, to curb the toxic and lawless climate developing on the web."