You Fight Twitter At Your Peril
It has been reported on the BBC that South Tyneside Council have obtained an order in a US Court to indicate who has been posting possibly defamatory statements about councillors and officials.
Type the name of the poster into Twitter and you’ll find a large amount of posts about the postings, most of which support the poster of the statements.
This one will run and run and the only winners will be the lawyers. When do people realise, that if you’re in a hole, the first thing you do is to stop digging.
I can envisage something like this happening in the not too distant future.
- Parliament passes a law that says that anybody who tweets about a superinjunction will feel the full force of the law.
- Someone important billionaire, who has done something he doesn’t want in the papers obtains a superinjunction.
- It is published on Twitter.
- The tweeter gets found guilty, but continues to tweet about the case.
- He goes to jail.
- Others would then tweet the story and be arrested.
So what do we do if hundreds of thousands needed to go to jail?