The militant fandom of the “Beyhive” has nothing on #WeAreCorbyn

Online attacks from superfans of pop stars have become the norm – now the same is true in the political sphere.

As criticism goes, freelance writer Wanna Thompson’s tweet about the American singer Nicki Minaj was mild stuff: “You know how dope it would be if Nicki put out mature content? No silly shit. Just reflecting on past relationships, being a boss, hardships, etc. She’s touching 40 soon, a new direction is needed.” As a private individual with a relatively small Twitter following, Thompson could have fairly expected to have her commentary pass without much notice.

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source: New Statesman

2018-08-10 12:20
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