Embattled justice minister Judith Collins is abandoning Twitter, and Prime Minister John Key says he backs her decision because it’s full of “trolls and bottom-feeders”.
Key said he had not given Collins an edict to stay off social media and it was her idea to remove herself from the twittersphere.
Some mischief makers may mourn the passing of this well-known troll from Twitter, including an awful lot of journalists and their bottom feeder golem wannabes. But there will be many in NZ who currently tend to avoid Twitter may begin to cautiously test the platform again now that at least one blowhard has retired from it.
Of course there are the other bored public servants who find trolling on social media to be a productive use of their taxpayer funded wages. But I’m sure that their bosses will be exerting more effort to make sure that they are either busier in their jobs in the future or have to start looking for another job and make themselves productive again.
But hopefully Judith Collins will start a trend and we will see fewer of this category of troll making such complete dorks of themselves in so few words on the Twitter in the future.