Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Because social media for the most part is a cesspool that brings out the worst in people, Sweden will be shutting down its official Twitter project the “Curators of Sweden,” which turned the country’s media presence over to a different private citizen each week.
Sponsored by the Swedish board of tourism, they cite the lack of geographic reach for discontinuing the programme but the guest hosts were more and more frequently in recent years becoming the targets of hate and vitriol for their posts on Swedish language, destinations and customs. I suppose it’s rather a testimony to Swedish democracy and tolerance that it lasted as long as it did. We guess the handle will revert to the government and with elections up coming and outcomes no longer certain, let’s hope it’s one that continues to reflect those values.