Hari-Kiri Reading Round-up

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Troll Face

So, Mr Hari has admitted to his crimes, and is slinking away for retraining training in journalism. I’ve made no secret of that fact that I think his behaviour fell well below the standards we should expect of journalists, and that too many journalists gave him an easy ride because many of his articles pandered to their political prejudices. The fact he created a sock puppet identity to attack his critics online pushes him into the category of juvenile troll. But that’s just one man’s opinion.

Here’s some other opinions for you to chew on:

I imagine this discussion will start over again once he returns to work, too. Trolling and sock puppetry are hard habits to give up…

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.