The last couple of days have turned out to be a complete nightmare for a number of high profile people protected by injunctions or not. A hash tag #superinjunctions have been used to circulate tweets from @injunctionsuper which spawned off to a continues discussion on twitter. Although people have taken out injunctions to protect their reputation their profile is still not safe in social media, not just yet anyway!
Cision has undertaken an analysis of what has been said and where. See pie chart below for results.
Cision Social Media shows a total result of 5,964 mentions of super injunctions over the last couple of days in both online and offline media. A staggering 83,7% mentions came from Twitter, 7,7% from blogs, only 5,8% mentioned in mainstream media and 2,9% covered facebook and in forums.
The topic trend looks as follows…
“If Twitter was to agree to comply with court orders made by English courts within their jurisdiction, then it could set up a sophisticated system to delete any tweet that included the name of a person who was the subject of an order.
I note that a Twitter spokesman told The Guardian that it does remove “illegal tweets and spam.” So it has the technology to do the job” (Greenslade).
Even though injunctions has been bought to protect scandals from media spillage and if twitter bans these protected persons names to be mentioned, the users of the web might still find ways to express with codes and alike.