BP America’s tweets reminiscent of Saddam Hussein regime according to UK paper


BP attempts to clean up Gulf via Twitter, Guardian, February 1, 2011:

"New study finds methane bacteria has eaten all the methane from the oil spill earlier than expected."

This is a tweet from whoever is employed to sit, fingers poised (there's already been 18 tweets today, as I write, and it's only 4pm) behind the Twitter app for BP America. But click on the full story they've linked to and you'll see marine ecologist Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia in Athens counter:

    "Not so fast ... Just because you can't find methane in the spot where you lowered your [instruments] doesn't mean there's no methane out there somewhere ... the more parsimonious explanation for why the group found no BP methane: They lost track of the freaking plume." ...

BP America's Twitter missives remind me of Saddam's old information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf – spouting propaganda that paints an image of a Gulf where everything is just fine and dandy. But all you need do is actually read many of the stories they're linking to in their entirety – or dig a little deeper – and a different picture emerges. ...

Read the report here.

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