Why MPs shouldn’t use social media

I get asked quite regularly by MPs and people with a high public profile about how to maximise social media especially Twitter and Facebook.

Unlike most advisors I tell them to give it a miss. There are many reasons but one of them is unless you understand the implications of permissioning then you run a real risk of being severely embarrassed.

Like Trevor Mallard, the Labour Party’s strategic genius and uber-blogger and now porn spammer:

UPDATE: I have had requests from readers to censor the image. I have decided to do so.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.