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Posts Tagged ‘Cases’

Jury Duty Screening Consists Of A Questionnaire – And Now Your Tweets, Too

Jury duty isn’t everyone’s favorite pastime, but unfortunately it’s going to become a lot more complicated. Lawyers are now checking the Twitter, Facebook and other social network accounts of potential jurors, to get a feel for their opinions and any comments they may have made on high-profile cases.
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Are Arrests And Terrorism Charges For Misleading Twitter Posts Too Harsh?

In the past week, authorities have arrested two Mexicans for tweeting false rumors of shootouts at local schools and charged them with terrorism, a man has been brought to court by the FBI for cyberstalking and harassment of a Buddhist leader on Twitter, and a college student in Des Moines was arrested for a fake Twitter bomb threat on his school.

There’s a battle going on right now between free speech advocate and the authorities over what constitutes terrorism, harassment and defamation on Twitter. In a spate of recent cases across the world, Twitter is being put to the test – is it a vehicle for private thought? Or a public forum which can be manipulated?
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Online Defamation Cases Have Double In The Past Year

The number of cases involving online content has more than doubled in the past 12 months, and many believe that social media, especially Twitter, is part of the reason.
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Supreme Court Rules: Twitter Allowed in Courtroom

The Supreme Court has shown its love for Twitter today, issuing guidelines that give journalists the green light to use Twitter to report court cases. This announcement deals specifically with cases before the Supreme Court, and is in response to the sometimes controversial use of Twitter in lower courts over the past few months.
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