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Connections: Should journalists be allowed to tweet during trials?

Oct 17, 2019

This past summer, a debate erupted over allowing journalists to tweet during trials. Some local doctors urged a judge to institute a ban on social media usage from the courtroom. The critics were concerned that possible victims were being identified, and that sloppy or inaccurate information was being published before reporters had a chance to edit.

Modern technology gives reporters a chance to disseminate information instantly; is it the right way to do it? Our guests debate it: