Thursday, 20 August 2009

Japan bans Twitter during election campaign

For those of you who take a close interest in such things, here's how they're conducting elections in Japan, by cartoon. Perhaps I should be talking to some of Bristol's animators? (UWE runs one of the best, if not the best, animation courses in the country).

However, doesn't look like any of their parties will be appointing a Twitter tsar in the near future:

“But some modern electioneering tools are restricted. During the 12-day official campaign period, use of the internet - blogs, e-mail, websites, Twitter - is banned, preventing lawmakers from adopting the kind of youth-oriented campaigning that swept Barack Obama to power.”

1 comment:

Man in the Street said...

I wish 'they'd' ban Twitter all together.

Might encourage the dumbed down generation to do something useful for once in their miserable lives.