Social media and politics

An interesting article showed up in the Montreal Gazette.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Premier Jean Charest had 29 tweets from his Twitter account since the beginning of May. Education Minister Michelle Courchesne had 27 since last November.

Political observers say the weak use of social media tools is a misstep in the government’s handling of the unrest over planned tuition hikes.

“I think it’s a major error,” said Jean Lapierre, a political commentator and former Member of Parliament. “The debate has not been balanced at all. It’s Liberal-bashing (on social media) all the way.”

read the full article, here.

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