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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Guardian Injunction and Twitter #Trafigura

Wow, if you are on Twitter you cannot fail to have noticed the trending topic of the Guardian injunction, Trafigura and Carter-Ruck.

This all relates to a Parliamentary Question by Paul Farrelly, number 61 if you want to scroll down. The Guardian has been gagged from identifying the MP who asked the question, the wording of the actual question and where the question can be found.

This is utterly ridiculous, as my link shows above this information is actually in the public domain anyway so why should a newspaper be gagged, and why has someone done this. Whatever happened to free speech?

The Spectator reports the story, Twitter keeps the story moving minute by minute and shows the popularity by the trending topics. In this electronic age the story moves so quickly but it also shows the hunger of those of us on the Internet to be fed these stories.

There are now many blog posts on this around the place, here a re a few of my favourites;

Mark Pack blogs the most republished Parliamentary question ever? Trafigura and the Ivory Coast.

Rob Fenwick blogs The #Trafigura question #CarterRuck don't want you to see

Caron Lindsay blogs Why is Twitter going mad about Trafigura?

1 comment:

lauraO said...

38 Degrees are currently running a campaign on this. Take action now by emailing your MP and asking them to take a stand to stop this happening again in the future. Take action now, it only takes 2 mins. Go to:

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