Friday, February 26, 2016

Facebook versus Twitter (neither are Britain)

Interesting that my twitter feed has been chock full for weeks of messages from "Leave" supporters (often the sort that make me want to vote Remain) with our excellent MEP for the North West, Sajjad Haider Karim, as almost the only consistent vote for the Remain side.

However on Facebook the balance is far more even, and if anything the remainers have it (not by much in numbers, overwhelmingly in quality of argument - which is not to say there are not excellent arguments and silly ones on both sides.)

This may be partly a factor of my personal collection of twitter and FB contacts but I suspect it may be a real phenomenon.

However, as GE15 showed, neither Facebook or Twitter are perfectly representative of Britain and the only poll that counts is the one on Referendum day!

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