How the UK Supreme Court is setting the international standard for open justice
The UK Supreme Court began tweeting this week as @UKSupremeCourt to deserved international fanfare. Some even speculated that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition fate could now be revealed on Twitter. The court is already being followed by almost 5,000 Twitter users (for the uninitiated, that is a lot) and has already beaten its own Twitter policy’s prediction of "2-3 tweets a week" with eight on its first day. The eventful debut tweets included seven live updates on the swearing-in ceremony of the court’s newest Justice, Lord Reed, and one relenting to Twitter user @FOImanUK‘s valid point that contrary to the court’s stated policy, it should be possible to put freedom of information requests to the court via Twitter.
The UK Supreme Court began tweeting this week as @UKSupremeCourt to deserved international fanfare. Some even speculated that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition fate could now be revealed on Twitter.
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