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17 de jul. 2012

Twitter conflict

Just like any other environment where people of all sorts meet and jostle together, Twitter allows us all to let us off steam!

The fact that some people in Spain view Catalan and Catalans critically is easy to observe and study.

The development and publication on July 8th of a Catalan-language interface for PC access to http://www.twitter.com/ gave rise to reactions of all kinds. On July 12 Global Voices printed a report by Violeta Camarasa, with juicy comments translated into English.

#twitterencatala provokes tweets of joy and hate

A website that records anti-Catalan tweets, in Spanish, is http://apuntem.cat/

A Catalan MEP, Ramon Tremosa, has complained to the European Commission about these anti-Catalan ethnic tweets, which have not been as yet percecuted by the authorities. There are precedents in other countries. UK Student Liam Stacey was sentenced to 56 days in prison in March 2012 for posting offensive comments on Twitter after footballer Fabrice Muamba had a cardiac arrest during a match:

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