Judge Bans Tweeting From Julian Assange Bail Hearing


Reporters (and readers) were gleefully surprised the other day when he allowed it, but alas the Tweeting appears to have been short-lived.  The Judge banned it before proceedings started this morning.

Via Greg Mitchell:

A Guardian report exits court to quote judge’s ruling on no tweets:  “This is not something I normally deal with,” he said….He said tweets from the court would represent a distraction.  “I recognise the calls for debate… The issue involving Twitter may involve the potential for disruption to the atmosphere of the court, which one might call it’s dignity.”


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