Social Media in the Courts

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/business/social-media-friends-without-privileges/story-e6frg97x-1226727843287

This article discusses the use of social media in courts and the use of it by members of the community who hold high/powerful positions. The very fine line between personal and professional lives online is reiterated in the article. As many of us are about to graduate and enter the work-force it is even more important for us to be aware of what we post, but I think it’s interesting to think about people, such as teachers, politicians and celebrities who must also be careful about what they post. “No comment on social media can be considered private…”

 
This article also brings the issue of whether or not social media posts could be used as an accurate and appropriate source of evidence in court cases. In Australia, some courts allow “live-streaming” of hearings on twitter. What will be next?
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About lauraroseeliza

Tulane senior, studying Marketing and Psychology. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Entrepreneurial Services Director at Fund 17 www.fund17.org
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One Response to Social Media in the Courts

  1. I wonder exactly how they define “conduct that would undermine the judge’s independence, integrity or impartiality, or create an appearance of impropriety.” It seems like there is a lot of grey area there.

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