Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, can make another claim today; that he has changed the way the British court system runs.
In an unprecedented move, Howard Riddle, the Chief Magistrate, agreed that reporters could send “Tweets” as long as they did so "quietly" and "did not disturb" the court.
Although there is no rule to say that you can’t use mobile phones in court, Televisions and recording equipment aren’t allowed. It’s the reason we still get pastel drawings of the defendants in the box shown in newspapers and on the television.
However according to British newspaper, The Telegraph, “senior judges are ‘actively considering’ whether courts should allow Tweets.”
Journalists are already able to file a story back to their publication via a laptop. However it’s the first official green light for a tweet.