Tag Archives: twitter

Free speech? Don’t believe the hype!

There’s an interesting piece posted to the Isle of Man Newspapers website this week about freedom of speech. Just one problem – we don’t have it, and never have.

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Oh no, Chief Minister

A week after the Chief Minister accused local media of publishing sensationalist fake news, a disastrous press conference shows how the Manx government is becoming desperate to “manage” stories about it.

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Between the (spread)sheets with MHKs

This, I promise, is the last post about social media and the Manx election – I’m putting all the data here in a spreadsheet you can browse yourself. So if you’re a stats nerd or just love Microsoft Excel, tuck in!

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Mahna Manannan and other Muppets

Here’s something I find a source of fascination on the Isle of Man: the obsessive-compulsive anonymous social media loons proclaiming themselves “news sources” or “commentators”. The latest example is from Mannanan himself, an ancient Celtic sea god and tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist who loves referring to himself in the third person.

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Social media scares politicians

If social media is putting people off standing for election to the House of Keys, as the Treasury Minister says, they’ve probably misunderstood the medium.

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