Did social media bring down the News of the World?

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  1. Dan Purvis says:

    Completely agree…I’ve been so angered / bemused in equal measure by people saying “power to the people…we’ve shut the NotW down…” Erm, no you haven’t – don’t be so naïve!

    Murdoch’s been looking to turn the Sun in to a 7 days-a-week rag for several years now…this was an ideal time for him to do that. AND get a massive record last day of sales for NotW!

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment Dan.

    Much appreciated.

    I think we both know that social media is a very powerful mobiliser of opinions and is only in its infancy in terms of its influence.

    However, in this case it really is a little naive for anyone to think that News International's decision to close the News of the World was based purely on the social media outcry.