Twitter, Taxpayers’ Alliance and claims of dodgy journalism

Well well well, this is a bit of a rum turn of events in Cornwall.

Councillors send tweets during council meeting.

Western Morning News runs a story about this, taking a few potshots and quoting The Taxpayers’ Alliance slamming the councillors for this behaviour.

One of the councillors then points out that someone from the TPA was actually sending them messages on Twitter during the meeting asking them questions.

But TPA then say, no – they weren’t being hypocritical for criticising councillors for tweeting whilst also encouraging them because the quote they gave the press was in fact in response to being told tweets had been sent containing “sexual innuendo too explicit to print in a newspaper”. So the TPA was slamming the sending of such tweets, not tweeting in general from council meetings.

Yet the newspaper has not published any such tweets and there’s no record of anyone having sent such tweets. (Plus denials all round about there having such tweets.)

So back to the Western Morning News on this…

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