Oct 13

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David Cameron Attacks Twitter Users, Following in the Footsteps of the Saudi Religious Police Chief:

You know things are not well in the world when you hear claims that the Prime Minister of Great Britain had sex with a dead pig’s head and you barely flinch. That’s because sexual relations with farm animal carcasses simply pales in comparison to the man’s disastrous, authoritarian political positions.

In his latest act of verbal diarrhea, David Cameron has gone on the offensive…against Twitter. Little did he know it, but he’s actually quite late in his perceived “insight” into those who use the social media platform. For instance, it was over two years ago when Saudi authorities made their position quite clear. Here’s a excerpt from the post, Saudi Religious Police Chief Goes on the Attack…Against Twitter:

The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has warned citizens against using Twitter, which is rising in popularity among Saudis.

Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites – and especially Twitter – “has lost this world and his afterlife”.

Twitter was the platform for those who did not have any platform, he said.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti, the kingdom’s most senior Muslim cleric, had dismissed Twitter users as “fools”.

Now here’s the UK Prime Minister’s take. From the Independent:

Delivering his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister implied there were fundamental differences between most Britons and many of those who post on the social network. 

“Let me put it as simply as I can: Britain and Twitter are not the same thing. The British people are decent, sensible, reasonable.”

Despite his apparent disdain for the social network, Mr Cameron has been a user of Twitter for three years.

With around 1.2m followers, his account has posted a total of almost 2,000 tweets in this time.

One has to wonder how many of these followers are real, i.e., excluding bots and dead pig avatars. After all, let’s not forget the following: How UK Prime Minister David Cameron Paid Thousands of Dollars for Facebook “Likes”.

Of course, the man has a long history of advocating for extremely stupid, if not outright dangerous, policies. Let’s revisit a few:

Top Computer Security Expert Warns – David Cameron’s Plan to Ban Encryption Would “Destroy the Internet”

The Mindset of UK Prime Minister David Cameron – It’s Not Enough to Follow the Law, You Must Love Big Brother

Britain’s “War on Terror” Insanity Continues – David Cameron Declares War on Encryption

It’s Official – UK Admits “Human Rights” No Longer a Priority of British Foreign Policy

New UN Privacy Chief Proclaims – UK Digital Surveillance is “Worse than Orwell”

The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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