The Age: Columnist sacked for inappropriate tweets

Comedian Catherine Deveny has lost her columnist slot for Australian newspaper, the Age, after she sent provocative tweets during the Australian television industry awards (the Logies).

The Age’s technology editor Gordon Farrer comments:

Defending her tweets and taking aim at the fallout, Deveny, who was sacked as a columnist for The Age over her Logies comments, likened Twitter to “passing notes in class, but suddenly these notes are being projected into the sky and taken out of context. “Twitter is online graffiti, not a news source.”
Wrong.

Posts to Twitter are not private messages. They aren’t limited to a select group of your choosing, as notes passed in class might be (…)

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