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July 29, 2010

Be careful what you tweet

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by Bill Thompson, BBC

It all started last week when Twitter user @rachelemoody made a remark about Bad Science, Dr Ben Goldacre’s much admired book on the poor state of media coverage of medicine and science. The book includes a chapter that criticises Gillian McKeith’s work…. the situation offers a stark warning to anyone using social network sites and services that tweeting in haste may leave you to repent at leisure. We may eventually develop a set of social rules and legal conventions that acknowledge that an angry tweet is less likely to be considered defamatory than a published article, but we are not there yet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10740954

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