Hillsborough cover-up proves need to protect Social Media from politicians.

letter sent to Daily Mirror (28/4/16)

Thank you for Brian Reade’s piece on Hillsborough.
It sums up the attitude of the establishment towards football supporters and other members of the “lower social orders”.
It is still prevalent, as witness Cameron’s confusion over his “favourite” football team.
It’s good that the curtain has been ripped aside exposing those responsible to Public view.
However, Brian Reade also makes an important point about mobile phones and Social Media.
It’s a point to remember when attacks are made on the alleged evils of Social Media, E.g. troll’s, revenge porn and child porn.
Attacks which often precede demands for greater regulation of such media by Government.
Social media doesn’t create these people, it exposes them to view and, as Brian Reade said it would have exposed the callous treatment at Hillsborough and those lies spread by the officials responsible.
Social Media provides us with a much greater say in how we are governed than one insignificant vote every five years.

published in Daily Mirror:
#Brian Reade’s Hillsborough comment (Mirror, April 28) summed up the
attitude of the establishment towards football supporters.
|t’s good that the curtain has been ripped aside, exposing those
responsible to public view. Brian also makes an important point about
mobile phones and social media.
Social media doesn’t create bad people, itjust exposes them. And as
Brian said it would have exposed the callous treatment at Hillsborough
and the lies spread by officials.
Social media gives us a much greater say in how we are governed than
a vote at the polls every five years.

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