Twitter a Challenge in the Court

This article is one more sign of just how fundamental a change Twitter and other social media bring  to the legal system.  In this case, its a concern that tweeting the developments in a lurid Canadian criminal trial is providing readers with a crude and inaccurate picture of what is happening in the courtroom.

Tweeting doesn’t allow for the context necessary to make sense of information and the trial participants are asking for a “national debate” to make social media more appropriate and useful in Canadian courts.

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