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Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris: the barbarism of the Twitter mob

The internet can turbo-charge national hypocrisy so that it turns ferocious within hours

29 November 2014

9:00 AM

29 November 2014

9:00 AM

Are we heading for a new barbarism? Is this the return of the 18th-century mob? Here are more questions than answers. I ask because when all the fuss about Emily Thornberry and her photo tweet from Rochester has died down, we shall be left with something more disturbing than whatever sin she may or may not have committed.

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