Thursday 18 January 2018

Tweets on threesomes reveal lack of critical thinking

Twitter reaction to the SpunOut 'threesome' row shows a failure to engage in debate, says Barbara Scully

BARBARA SCULLY

Even for someone like me who is a veteran of some four years, Twitter can be a bewildering place at times – and last weekend was, for me, more bewildering than usual.

Last Saturday night SpunOut.ie (@spunout) began to tweet a press release response to an article by Niamh Horan that was to appear in the following day's Sunday Independent on the bizarre subject of threesomes (in a sexual context).

SpunOut.ie is a website that, in its own words, "provides young people with the information and skills to deal with the difficult things life throws at us and lends a megaphone for our voices to be heard to change our own lives and the world".

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