Legacy media has decided to put on its shocked and appalled face to discuss “online trolling” when what they actually mean is cyberbullying and cyberstalking (as mentioned by Chris on our own latest cyberbullying thread). Of course the abuse being highlighted is contemptible, but suggestions equivalent to gated cyberestates overseen by Homeland Cybersecurity are ridiculous: their only result would be a false sense of security.
Also Kevin Rudd said something, allowing a bunch of churnalists to dust off stuff they wrote about Rudd vs Gillard ages ago and recycle it with a thin veneer of current affairs analysis.
Meanwhile, what started out as a promising public debate following the release of an independent report advocating drug law reforms in the wake of the failure of the prohibition model, has had almost no media discussion in the last 48 hours. How unsurprising.
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.