The Register: UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The Register: UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’. “The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases ‘in which social media has had an impact’ to be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office.”

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