Quote of the Week – 21/11/12

“The person talked about on Twitter as the subject of that Newsnight report, actually, was the person that was the subject of that Newsnight report.”

New Statesman columnist Alex Andreou says Lord McAlpine’s threat to sue thousands of Twitter users – whose knowledge depends on the media – is “ludicrous”.

(Source: New Statesman)

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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