UK's Top Lawyer Wants to Help Keep Our Tweets Legal

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you'd like to keep your tweets on the right side of the law the next time a TV personality in his 70s is rumoured to have been called in for questioning by police, you might want to start following the Attorney General. He'll tweet special advisory notices warning users when subjects are in danger of veering into contempt of court territory.

The Attorney General's office has previously advised large media organisations on the potential complications of publishing allegations that may or may not be true, but now the AG will be telling all of us, on Twitter, when something ought to be left well alone.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP said: "This is not about telling people what they can or cannot talk about on social media; quite the opposite in fact – it's designed to help facilitate commentary in a lawful way." [@AGO_UK via Guardian]

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