— UKJobCentrePlus not (@UKJCP) February 8, 2014
The parody twitter account @UKJCP is back after the bungled attempt by the DWP to have them banned from twitter. The spoof twitter feed, which has attracted a wide following, had been suspended from twitter after complaints from the DWP.
The DWP appear to have claimed that they wished to use the username @UKJCP and therefore twitter should close the satirical account. A quick search shows that the DWP do not use these initials to describe the Jobcentre network yet they still attempted to claim ownership of them with the aim of censoring social media.
The DWP also claimed that some of @UKJCP’s tweets were ‘rude’ and potentially libelled the UK Government, politicians and the heads of large private sector organisations. This is a…
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