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Lily Allen says Twitter and social media ‘are the new pub’
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Lily Allen has spoken about her views on Twitter and social media, calling the platforms “the new pub.”

The singer released her new album ‘No Shame’ to widespread positive reviews last Friday (June 8). In a four-star review, NME said: “It’s hard to deny ‘No Shame’ represents the woman who made it: it’s a smart, self-aware and compellingly imperfect record with a pretty unique point of view.”

Speaking to NME, Allen discussed her experience with Twitter trolls. “Out of the trolls, I’m not sure what’s automated and Russian, and what’s real,” she said. “They’re not called Russian bots. They’re called, you know, PaulJames1979 with a Middlesbrough FC emblem. But I do know that if I get into a tête-à-tête – or tweet-à-tweet – with Piers Morgan, then suddenly I’ll get loads of automated stuff.”

She continued: “”So there are definitely right-wing triggers that if you converse and interact with, you get a sort of army coming at you. And you know that they’re automated because they have the same keywords and they’re talking about exactly the same thing. In all the tweets, there will be four of five keywords surrounded by other aggressive words.”

Asked if she ever wanted to take a break from Twitter, Allen replied: “No, because I’m fascinated by it. I feel like Twitter and social media is the new pub. People don’t go the pub anymore to talk about what’s going on. They go online, and I think it’s important for us to all talk about what’s going on otherwise people like Donald Trump can become President, Theresa May stays in power, Brexit happens.”

When it was suggested Twitter can feel like an echo chamber rather than a service that promotes debate, the singer said she doesn’t really debate, but will react to people if “someone posts a picture of my genitals”.

“[I react] in the same way, if I walked into the pub and someone went, ‘You fat slag, I just saw your vadge,’ I’d be like… ‘Excuse me’,” she explained. I think it’s about applying what you find acceptable in real life to what you encounter online. And we’re all living online now so I think it’s important to stand up and say your piece.”

Allen dedicated her song ‘Fuck You’ to Piers Morgan at the weekend after a lengthy Twitter spat between the two which saw Morgan cancel Allen’s appearance on Good Morning Britain. She addressed the track to the presenter during a performance at London’s G-A-Y to celebrate ‘No Shame’.

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Meanwhile, the star is due to tour later this autumn. Tickets for the tour are available here.

Lily Allen will play:

Tuesday December 11 2018 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre Thursday December 13 2018 – GLASGOW Barrowland Friday December 14 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute Sunday December 16 2018 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall Monday December 17 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse

11/06/2018 22:37:58
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