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Twitter, hashtags and unintended consequences

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Nigel Morris-Co...
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A hashtag referring to the expression "the law is an ass" has produced some very unpleasant and disturbing consequences.

A cautionary tale...

How I wish, when posting to Twitter a link to our Daily Quickies section, I'd checked one of the hashtags.

An hour after posting, I took a look and we're listed amongst thousands of sordid, even pornographic, posts and images, including obviously too-young women displaying parts that should not be displayed publicly and many advertising services that got have got other publications into trouble.

Lesson learned, and passed on.

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