Tory MP Philip Davies says joining Twitter was one of the worst mistakes of his life as ‘all my 16,000 followers hate me’

A piece in The Sun, published two days ago. An excerpt:

“I am not on Facebook, but I am on Twitter. I regard going on Twitter as probably one of the worst things I have ever done in my life.

“I have about 16,000 followers, all of whom hate me.”

Mr Davies added: “It is very interesting to read what they have to say, but it all seems rather pointless.

“They can hurl as much abuse as they like – it does not bother me – but I am not entirely sure that it gets us anywhere.”

The BBC produced a short piece on the matter. An excerpt:

Philip Davies, a critic of political correctness and “zealous” feminism, who campaigns for “men’s rights,” told fellow MPs those who were not on Facebook or Twitter were “the sensible ones”.

I’m convinced journalism students are taught to put text in speech marks when they want to create the impression in readers’ minds, that the text is about something which the reader should be suspicious about. The idea that feminists might be zealots, or men should have rights! Ridiculous.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Groan

    Interesting isn’t it that Mr Davies doesn’t feel the need to call the police on any of his “haters” . Perhaps in the interests of equality he should, it seems fair he too should get the police service to deal with his more unhinged “followers” , you know like Jess does.
    Best advice ignore twitter. Just pub talk in “print” and as such worthless.

    • Lawrence Newman

      If the judges were impartial, I’m sure he could win at least 300K.

  • HEqual

    Noticed the speech marks myself – the BBC abuse them more than anyone else as a method of delegitimising things they oppose.

  • Roderick antifemnasty

    Mike Twitter has algorithms that discount positive comments from people on Twitter that are considered “Hate Speech”. Apparently Twitter is doing this to Donald Trump.
    It is mention in a YouTube discussion here at 9:07 along the red line.
    https://youtu.be/O9jva4zTcKo