Tuesday, 13 November 2012

"Reining in Twitter..."


....seems to be the big challenge for Leveson today - and what a challenge!

Senior MPs have said that Lord Justice Leveson must find a way to stop people from wrongly identifying people using social media channels, after Lord McAlpine was falsely accused of being a paedophile.

And what a silly "senior MP" - one Conor Burns:

"We are going to have to bring Facebook and Twitter under the same laws as libels committed by newspapers or television channels.”

Er, Mr Burns. Facebook and Twitter - as well as this blog and your secretary - are already subject to the same libel laws.

We elect these people but who selects them?


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