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Is trial by Twitter fair? The tweets that shook Hollywood and what happened next

Last month, Disney abruptly fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after a series of abhorrent tweets from his past were posted online. Ardent and angry voices spoke out about the decision, some in defence of Gunn and others in defence of Disney. Twitter users have been locked in a fierce debate ever since. Weaponised Twitter has been targeting powerful individuals for a while, sometimes efficiently, other times not so efficiently. Here Mandy News looks at the good and the bad sides of trial by Twitter and asks the question; to what degree should people in positions of power be held accountable for the things they say and do online?

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