VIDEO: Tweeters unaware of dangers of commenting on court cases

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Interview with Law Professor Gavin Phillipson from Durham University on the dangers social media has on court cases.

Interview with Law Professor Gavin Phillipson from Durham University who speaks about the Attorney General’s decision to publish guidance on Twitter to stop users from committing contempt of court in cases. He says that users are not aware of the power and extent of social media, particularly Twitter. He also explains that users are not aware that they are acting as citizen journalists and because of this should to be educated in the same way that journalists are. He also talks about his hopes for Dominic Grieve’s guidance, his fears that this guidance could be abused and other ways to tackle this problem.

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