Mom and Dad always told me that I should never say anything or put anything in writing that I did not want repeated. This rule has served me well over the years and is a staple in my social media presentations because technology can never be trusted to delete content, nor can privacy/security settings in my experience.
As a result, changes in our legal system don’t effect me personally, but could very well put journalistic sources at risk if they use social media to relay their information…
As a result of its current law enforcement guidelines, Twitter is going to divulge the information. The provision is fairly typical for technology startups to include in their policies as a way to protect themselves from getting involved in legal issues pertaining to the platform’s users. With such a policy, Twitter is not held responsible, and in many ways it should not be. According to the media lawyers we interviewed, this kind of government request is not unique.
Wanna read more? Visit the post Social Media and Subpoenas: The Loophole That Puts Journalistic Sources at Risk on Mashable.