Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Twitter ban for Coventry councillors

FRUSTRATED councillors today called for "common sense" after being banned from sending messages on the networking website Twitter during a council meeting.

They were ordered under council rules to switch off their mobile phones and stop “tweeting” on Twitter – posting messages about the debate to their friends and followers.

Only Telegraph reporter Les Reid was allowed to continue reporting the debate on Twitter live from the chamber, and his messages were fed onto the home page of the Coventry Telegraph website.

My comment: Easy way around this nonsense for any Councillor, just get a friend/researcher/relation to do it for you until Coventry Council comes to its senses. Or in the alternative use a device other than a mobile phone to Tweet.

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