VIDEO: Tweeters unaware of social media influence

Users of social media are not aware that they are acting as citizen journalists and because of this should be educated in the same way that journalists are, according to Law Professor Gavin Phillipson from Durham University.

In an interview, he claimed that users are not aware of the power and extent of social media, particularly Twitter.

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His comments came following the Attorney General’s decision to publish guidance on Twitter to stop users from committing contempt of court in cases.