Monday, November 20, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 01/26/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
UK judge: Social network sites differ from press
At British media inquiry, judge hints that press rules shouldn't apply to Facebook, Twitter
By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) ' The British judge presiding over a wide-ranging inquiry into media ethics and practices has suggested that social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter should be seen differently than traditional publishers.

Lord Justice Brian Leveson said Thursday that there was a distinction between what he described as "pub chatter" between friends on such sites and organizations which publish material for public consumption.

Leveson's inquiry was set up in the wake of Britain's phone hacking scandal and has the power to recommend far-reaching changes to the way the country's media are regulated.



The judge also is considering whether nontraditional forms of media, such as blogs, should be submitted to any eventual new rules.

___

Online:

http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines