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Perhaps it’s time to #DeleteTwitter

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Its debates are often ranting, hate-filled diatribes on all sides of the spectrum, while it is littered with fake news.


18 Feb 2020
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Perhaps it’s time to #DeleteTwitter

Social media – Twitter particularly – is not a reflection of the real world. But it can be toxic, and the poisonous words and threats can be too much too take … even for someone who loves a fight and has a thick skin. After what happened to her over the past few days – when she was subjected to vicious personal attacks (which singled out her adopted black granddaughter) – it’s not surprising that Democratic Alliance federal chair Helen Zille has decided to quit the Twitter platform by closing her account. Her announcement has been greeted with huge celebration...

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