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Social media 'risk' can be managed says Deemster

Fri, 12 Feb 2016


Social media poses a "risk" during criminal trials and the Isle of Man cannot afford to be complacent about it.

That's the view of criminal deemster Alistair Montgomerie who says it's a prevalent issue which has "changed beyond recognition". 

He's appeared before a Tynwald Select Committee which is considering the operation of the jury system and whether its integrity is being threatened.

Deemster Mongtomerie says whilst we have to be "fully conscious" of the issue he doesn't think the system should change:

 

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