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photo: Shutterstock / Thomas Bedenk

Prior to the digital age, there were three companies that, acting like undersea currents, steered all news. Namely, I am referring to the bi… Read more »

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Stack Of Newspapers On Table
photo: Corbis / Dirk Rees

Is Twitter a publisher and distributor of information like a newspaper, or is it just a dumb pipe like a telephone network? Lawyers in Australia seem to believe that a case could be made that Twitter is a publisher, like a newspaper, and therefore it can be sued for defamation as a result of a single tweet. That may be a stretch — especially in the United States, which has legislation that protects online commentary from such lawsuits — but it highlights the difficulties that Twitter could have as it tries to expand around the globe and into different legal environments. Read more »

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Twitter Bird perched on gavel
photo: Shutterstock Composition: Bird via basel101658 / Gavel via Alexander A. Sobolev

Why does Twitter get involved in so many interesting lawsuits? In its short life, the company has kicked up legal hornet nests involving eve… Read more »

Angry man yelling in to mobile phone
photo: Shutterstock / Lisa F. Young

The social network Twitter is facing a storm of criticism from users, after revealing that it has implemented a system that would let it wit… Read more »

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