Friday, June 19, 2009

Daily Mail poll Vs. twitter

Twitter users have had fun this Friday afternoon voting in this very inflamatory Daily Mail quiz:

The question posed is "Should the NHS allow gipsies to jump the queue?"

So far the result is 92% 'Yes' (which I'm guessing isn't what the Mail wanted from such a loaded and leading question. I'm also guessing that the Mail will remove this from their site pretty soon [update - they did]).

Some have argued that this is actually good for the Mail because it sends lots of traffic to their site, but as far as I can see it's just providing a cast iron example of the Mail putting a bigoted slant on the news. The glee with which people have responded by passing the link on shows that it vindicates many people's prejudices about the Mail.

Well done to all of the twitter users like Graham Linehan (22,000 followers) who've been passing the poll link around.

See also - Cheers to Social Media

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