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Social Media Justice League

9.8.2011 by Alice Cullen

The past few days have seen chaos descend on our capital city. Quick to play the blame game, news sources gave the violence an affectionate moniker, branding them 'the twitter-riots' and pointing the finger of blame at social networks for lighting the touch-paper and fanning the flames. Up until this morning, that was fairly true. Rioters and trouble-causers had used social networks, along with Blackberry Messenger, to gather the troops and coordinate the disorder. As of around 9am there was a shift in social media's role in the 'protests'. Users encouraging the riots were flooded with messages of disgust from…