Govt's YouTube debut draws ire

The Government's attempt to harness social media via video clip website YouTube has met with a sceptical response from site users.

The Cabinet Office has put two short films, Transformational Government and Sharing - the Leadership Challenge, on to the site as an early attempt to exploit the medium.

However, feedback posted on the site from YouTube users has included: ‘Excellent, now I can get government propaganda online as well as in the mass media'; and: ‘This "transformation" towards a database surveillance state has been in the planning for some time and is ongoing. Scary stuff.' 

The Cabinet Office was not available for comment.

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