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Television, not social media, is fracturing our society

20 June 2021

7:56 AM

20 June 2021

7:56 AM

All it took for the Twitter mob to descend on me was a retweet from Michael Gove. Message after message called for a resignation. Often it wasn’t entirely clear who the target was: me, the leader of a medium-sized youth charity, or him, the second best known member of the Cabinet.

What on earth was in this few short sentences that had unlocked the world’s bile and aggression? Gove had committed the cardinal sin of recommending a book I have written.

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Jon Yates is the author of 'Fractured: Why our societies are coming apart and how we put them back together' – available here


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