Weary, Stale, Flat, Unprofitable - and in breach of the Data Protection Act
Samaritans Radar: this misguided attempt to crowd-source support to the vulnerable on Twitter risking plunging one of the world’s most respected charities into a data protection nightmare. What can Twitter users alarmed by the new app do to protect themselves, apart from leaving Twitter altogether?
Caroline Criado-Perez is one in a long line of female campaigners who have suffered a violent tirade of on-line abuse after speaking out on sexism. Depressingly, the response to Criado-Perez has generated more heat than light.
In part, this may be because of prevalent myths about the legal status of Twitter (and other online platforms).