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Is social media doing the Devil’s work?

17 January 2018

10:47 AM

17 January 2018

10:47 AM

Twitter brings out a mean streak in some people that can take the breath away. And I should know. I was re-reading my old tweets the other day and thinking: good God, if this was my actual conversation at a dinner party I’d have to get my coat – remember the bloke in The Fast Show? – right after the soup.

In the new Holy Smoke podcast, I’m joined by Harry Mount, Lara Prendergast and Freddy Gray to discuss the warping of our personalities by social media. Also, the complete failure of religious leaders to address the moral dilemmas it throws at us every day: bishops, being hopeless at Twitter and Facebook themselves, ignore them, preferring to lecture us on the finer points of government welfare and immigration policies.

It’s a no-holds-barred conversation. And yes, we do mention Toby Young. Also, listen out for Freddy’s reference to Meghan Markle’s now deleted Twitter account. That’s his wedding invitation out of the window. Listen below:

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