Laura Kuenssberg tried to explain sh*tposting and it all went down the pan
BBC Sounds posted a brief clip in which its political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg explained to Media Editor Amol Rajan the meaning of the word “shitposting” …
— BBC Sounds (@BBCSounds) November 7, 2019
There was one slight problem:
This isn't remotely what shitposting is. https://t.co/qH2P399uEL
— Carl Anka is a Replicant (@Ankaman616) November 7, 2019
The term actually refers to blasting masses of low quality, non-fact-checked nonsense and memes – “shit”, if you will – into the internet space of a topic so that a lot of noise is created around the subject, and if you look it up in a dictionary, it just says “See: #MAGA”.
The clip had the shit kicked out of it.
Please don't make me have to fact check the BBC on the meaning of shitposting in the morning.
I'm just trying to do my job, debunk some memes.
Have a healthy social life and work balance. https://t.co/vFvqNHMHzi
— Rachael Krishna (@RachaelKrishna) November 7, 2019
yeahhh no that isn't what shitposting is https://t.co/bGIt7G0yo8
— Nat Guest (@unfortunatalie) November 7, 2019
oh my god the news thinking shitposting means someone literally saying 'this thing is shit' i am about to dissociate https://t.co/tqpIK0qfW5
— lucy jayne ford 🍂 (@lucyj_ford) November 7, 2019
Convinced that this is actually a very elaborate shitpost https://t.co/n4ex1MDMFi
— hussein kesvani (@HKesvani) November 7, 2019
I'm finally being represented in the media, what a time to be alive https://t.co/WEGHYyAnpz
— icesnort (@icesnort) November 7, 2019
Actually shitposting is a rich folkloric tradition.
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) November 7, 2019
When Guardian Media Editor Jim Waterson commented, Laura Kuenssberg disagreed with his assessment.
That’s not shitposting 🙁 https://t.co/eVNckU0nK6
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 7, 2019
Hey Jim, would ALWAYS bow to your tech knowledge but this is what it’s come to mean in some less cool political circles inc among some of the people who’ve told me about doing it! What would your term be for making content rubbish so it gets shared?
— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) November 7, 2019
To help her out, people posted examples, including this one from Loki Belmont.
This is shitposting pic.twitter.com/BCM4wpgn3c
— Loki Belmont (@Lokinash06) November 7, 2019
RIP her mentions.
Source: BBC Sounds, Twitter Image: BBC Sounds, Twitter