Social Networking: Twitter and the Magistrate

The latest case of a person losing their job in the UK due to their (mis)use of social networking sites was Mr Steve Molyneux, from Telford, Shropshire, a Magistrate who posted information about the cases he had heard to Twitter. His argument is that it was innocent information, that was public ally available, though for many people the idea of a judge posting results in Twitter will not sit well.

As Mr Molyneaux resigned over the row, rather than being sacked there is not likely to be an employment tribunal, however previous cases involving LinkIn and FaceBook have resulted in cases being taken to the high court in the UK

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