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How Shell Made It Big on Facebook: a gushing farce

By John Donovan

The Wall Street Journal has today published an article by Ben Rooney under the headline:

How Shell Made It Big on Facebook

It can fairly be described as a gushing piece with Mr Rooney expressing his admiration for Shell’s “impressive achievement” in managing to “clock up just shy of one million Facebook fans in under two months?”

The article contains glaring howlers. It says that globally Shell has 50,000 employees, when it actually has around 100,000. It claims there is no attempt by Shell to  hide controversial topics, “such as Antarctica oil exploration,” when in fact the controversy is about Shell’s plans to commence drilling in the Arctic.  read more

Shell-to-Sea cry foul play as Facebook page deleted

Shell to Sea, the campaign group opposed to the construction of the controversial Corrib gas pipeline in the west of Ireland, has reacted with dismay after its Facebook account was suspended yesterday.

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