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  • 01.17.17

Facebook is on trial, and journalists were just told to stop live-tweeting from the courtroom 

All day long, Mike Isaac of the New York Times and William Turton of Gizmodo had been live-tweeting from a Dallas courtroom with updates about a lawsuit against Facebook. But a short while ago, they both tweeted that they were told to stop. 

Apparently, live-tweeting from a trial is not protected speech. A broad federal law restricting courtroom broadcasts has been interpreted as including live blogging or tweeting.CZ