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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 31 Jul 2014

Can the sharing of information via social media be prevented with a suppression order?

Social media has become one of the easiest ways to stay up-to-date with breaking news.

When the courts grant a suppression order to stop the media talking about a court case, can it also prevent the case being discussed on social media? If someone tweeted about a court case where there was a suppression order in place, and this information was then re-tweeted and re-tweeted, in theory, all those people could end up in jail.

Peter Humphries, Managing Partner at Duncan Basheer Hannon talks to Will Goodings on 5AA about how suppression orders are becoming less relevant in the modern era, where sharing information via the internet has become the norm.