I write with half an eye on Lord Justice Leveson’s hefty report the other half on the Twittersphere’s reaction. A few points come to mind. Social media reaction before-and-after is, predictably, mixed; freedom of speech is held sacred by bloggers and this libertarianism may filter through on social media more widely.
The media prepared for the report in different ways. Apparently the FT have urged staff not to tweet about the report at all but to take a more considered view – are they making a special effort to behave themselves? Meanwhile Channel 4 wryly pointed out that we might be missing stories elsewhere: Read More