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UK News: Actor Adam Deacon Told He Is Fit To Stand Trial For Allegedly Harassing Noel Clarke

A court was told yesterday, that Adam Deacon is fit to stand trial for allegedly harassing Noel Clarke after he was recently sectioned []

TWITTER UK ISSUES STATEMENT ADDRESSING ONLINE ABUSE

In the wake of the racism and threats received by former footballer turned pundit Stan Collymore, social media giant Twitter has issued the following statement: We cannot stop people from saying offensive, hurtful things on the Internet or on Twitter. But we take action when content is reported to us that breaks our rules or is illegal. We have features that allow people to block accounts from following them, unfollow accounts they don’t want to see and filter the replies they receive []

FORMER FOOTBALLER STAN COLLYMORE BLASTS TWITTER FOR NOT DOING MORE TO GET RID OF ABUSIVE TROLLS

Via The Daily Mail Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of ‘not doing enough’ to combat abusive tweets on the social networking site after he was targeted by internet trolls. Police confirmed on Tuesday night they were investigating a series of offensive messages directed at the ex-England striker after the pundit suggested Liverpool striker Luis Suarez cheated by diving during Saturday’s match against Aston Villa. Collymore retweeted some of the abuse he has received since the match – three days ago []

UK PR MOVES: FOOTBALLER ASHLEY COLE JOINS TWITTER

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for Chelsea FC star Ashley Cole. First he rocked up to Westminster Magistrates’ Court to defend his team mate, “good friend”, master and nasty piece of work John Terry. Then he was called every name under the sun including a “sell out”, “fassy” and a “choc ice”. The mainstream media who up until this point hated Cole because he cheated on his former wife Cheryl Tweedy  (“nation’s sweetheart” and the convicted batterer of Sophie Amogbokpa  ) then suddenly LEAPED to his defence. []

‘STUNT’ OF THE DAY: WOMAN IN LINE FOR £50K JOB AFTER TWITTER PLEA

When I first heard about this I thought it was a random individual who had been struggling financially and had been unemployed for sometime. But it turns out the “random” lives in one of the wealthiest and affluent areas in London (Notting Hill), has links to the media industry and is dating Harry Cole (who she supposedly met on Twitter) a journalist and contributing editor to popular political magazine The Spectator. Via The Evening Standard A woman who found her boyfriend on Twitter is []

BS STORY OF THE DAY: ALEXANDRA BURKE ‘TERRIFIED’ AFTER MAN TWEETS HE WANTS TO STAB HER WITH A STEAK KNIFE

More news from the topsy turvy publicity seeking world of Alexandra Burke. It has been reported that the singer was left ‘terrified’ while out enjoying a meal with her brother Nick and mother Melissa Bell in a restaurant. Melissa told Nick Ferrari’s LBC 97.3 radio show that “We were in the restaurant and looked at Twitter to see my daughter’s status (Hahahahaha) and someone had written, ‘I’m in a restaurant with Alexandra Burke. She’s annoying me and I’m going to go over with my steak knife []

UK NEWS: BLOGGERS AND TWITTER FACE POLICE VISITS

Via PS People who blog and tweet in defiance of court orders could face prosecution and “severe sanctions”, with police already warning some people about their online actions, the government’s most senior law officer has warned. Attorney General Dominic Grieve said material posted on blogs and Twitter had the potential to “go viral” and “suddenly start to spread around the world in an astonishingly fast speed”. He said individuals who decided to tweet or to blog in defiance of court orders “had []

UK NEWS: MP DIANE ABBOTT APOLOGISES OVER TWITTER ‘RACE ROW’

Oh dear.. Oh dear… that strange old bird Diane Abbott is in trouble again! I wonder if she will still have a job by the end of next week… Anyway during a Twitter conversation with journalist Bim Adewunmi about the Stephen Lawrence murder trial, Labour MP/Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott tweeted, Read the full exchange below. Bin Adewunmi: I do wish everyone would stop saying ‘the black community’ though. WHICH ONE? Bin Adewunmi: Clarifying my ‘black community’ tweet: I hate the generally lazy thinking behind the []