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Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson

Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson

Belfast Telegraph

View: the tweet sent by Ciaran O Maolain

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Sinn Fein MLA Martina Anderson

Many people find Twitter to be valuable tool and Donald Trump, with 20 million followers on Twitter, is a firm believer in it as a means of communication. However it has its dangers and we have certainly seen that with some politicians on this side of the Atlantic.

There is always the danger of that ill-considered tweet, possibly late at night, which ends up requiring an apology or even a resignation. It happens with most political parties although Sinn Fein seem particularly prone to poor judgment. Recently Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley had to apologise for several tweets and eventually deleted his social media accounts.

Earlier in the year Martina Anderson had to apologise 'unreservedly' for a tweet about victims and back in February Sinn Fein TD Reada Cronin was in trouble.


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