Social media and fair trial
Forthcoming in R.L.Weaver et al., Free Speech, Privacy and Media. Comparative Perspectives, Global Papers Series - Volume XI - Carolina Academic Press, 2019
12 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 30, 2019
The article analyses what are the new issues social media present when discussing the relationship between the need for a fair trial and freedom of information and comment. The article highlights how social media put a strain on the idea that justice should be removed from individuals and groups and put in the hands of specialised and independent institutons.
Keywords: social media, trial, justice, #MeToo, Weinstein
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