Friday, April 11, 2014

Alberta radio sation's online rape poll triggers outrage

An online poll asking whether victims are to blame for sexual assault triggered immediate outrage from Alberta politicians Thursday.
The poll, posted online by 630 CHED, asks: “Do you think victims of sexual assaults share any blame for what happens?”
Alberta Jobs Minister Thomas Lukaszuk responded immediately on the social media network Twitter, saying he will urge the government to pull advertising from the Corus radio station.
“If your poll is intentional and not a hacked account, I will encourage (the Alberta government) to pull all advertising off of your station,” Lukaszuk said on Twitter.
Justice Minister Jonathan Denis also responded immediately.
“I say victims are not to blame,” Denis wrote, also on Twitter.
The station later issued an apology after the controversy exploded, but the poll remained online.

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