Twitter skeletons in the closet

Detractors can make old posts go viral and use them to weaponise public attention, to their benefit

What you post on social media in the past may be used against you at some point, particularly if you are a famous person or someone suddenly thrust under the spotlight.

American technology journalist Sarah Jeong is just the latest among those who have had their past Twitter posts return to haunt them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline ' Twitter skeletons in the closet'. Print Edition | Subscribe