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A defence of responsible tweeting?

A defence of responsible tweeting?

One of the many issues to emerge as a result of the McAlpine saga is the question of how vulnerable users of social media like twitter might be under defamation…

Facebook: Snitchgate

ESSAY: A story about Facebook went around twitter at the end of last week, a story that provoked quite a reaction: something that I had thought would be of interest…

DPP to tackle Facebook and Twitter abuse

DPP to tackle Facebook and Twitter abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that it will issue guidance on criminal charges for people who posting abusive comments on social media networks following homophobic tweets about Olympic…

Twitterati come out for joke trial

Twitterati come out for joke trial

The ‘Twitter Joke Trial’ was back in the High Court yesterday, writes Kitty Stainsby. The appellant, Paul Chambers, was convicted of sending a menacing tweet about Robin Hood airport, which…

Anonymity, trolls… and defamation

ANALYSIS: A headline on the BBC’s website yesterday reads: ‘Websites to be forced to identify trolls under new measures’, writes Paul Bernal. Beneath it, the first sentence says something somewhat…

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