Britain’s High Court has published a Twitter “How-to” guide as part of a pioneering defamation case that media pundits are calling “Twibel”.
Writer Jack Monroe was awarded £24,000 in damages after the food blogger sued MailOnline columnist Katie Hopkins, who implied in a series of tweets Monroe had defaced a war memorial.
In a case of mistaken identity, Hopkins sent Monroe a message that read: “Scrawled on any memorials recently? Vandalised the memory of those who fought for your freedom. Grandma got any more medals?”
Hopkins had actually meant to direct the abuse to New Statesman columnist Laurie Penny, who had said