TECHNOLOGY SPECTATOR: The perils of caging Twitter

With Twitter growing up, governments need to take it more seriously. Misguided attempts to regulate its use are not a good start.

In a classic case of confusing the medium with the message, the Victorian parliament last week launched an inquiry into the use of social media within the gallery.

The inquiry will explore if restrictions or guidelines should apply to the media, public and members using social media to comment on proceedings. In other words, should we put rules on the use of Twitter use by people interested in our democracy?

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