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Once upon a time, we used to write letters to each other. Now we tweet. Or at least some of us who love our computers. And Twitter is being taken seriously by mainstream media and official organisations, mainly for ‘risk management’, especially since the plane landing on the Hudson River had been helped so substantially by people tweeting.

Hashtags categorise ‘tweets':

But the policy was set up by the PIE Manifesto in 19 pages in November 1975:

  1. Evidence on the Law relating to and Penalties for certain Sexual Offences involving Children – for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee – by the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) 
  2. Abstract: abolition of ages of consent and removal of consensual sexual activity at all ages from the criminal law
  3. Sources of Harm and Suffering: no evidence for sexual experiences being harmful for a child
  4. The Weight of the Law and Public ‘prejudice’ remove all possibility of redress
  5. Principles
  6. Concept of an ‘age of consent’ is quite false
  7. Evidence for Abolishing Ages of Consent
  8. Erections and orgasms in children
  9. Child Victims of Sex Offences, Sexual Deviation Research and The Phenomenon of Paedophilia
  10. True ‘innocence’
  11. The Effects of Relationships between Adults and Children
  12. Victims-precipated Paedophilia Offences
  13. The homosexual minor
  14. Abolition of the ages of consent should be a central part of the revision
  15. Proposals
  16. Doubt exists for only some children between the ages of 4 and 9
  17. It is important to have machinery which can be brought into action other than by the parent or guardian or next of kin
  18. Attitudes to Ages of Consent in Holland
  19. Final paragraph
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