Yesterday was Australia day, often known as 'the day of the drunk bogan' but also a time to celebrate and reflect on everything that is Australia. 'The Land Down Under's' Prime Minister Tony Abbott celebrated this occasion by awarding Prince Philip with an Australian Knighthood, seeing major backlash among global social media.
Mr. Abbott dismissed the haters, labeling social media as "electronic graffiti," disregarding members of the public and their opinions as slander.
When addressing the issue at a press conference, Mr. Abbott dismissed the online opinions and scolded the media for publishing them by stating "I'll leave social media to its own devices. Social media is kind of like electronic graffiti and I think that in the media, you make a big mistake to pay too much attention to social media. You wouldn't report what's sprayed up on the walls of buildings."
It's true that the 'vocal minority' can certainly get aggressive on social media when controversial things do happen, however you cant discredit everyone on social media as a blanket statement.