Litigation lawyer Graham Shear
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Twitter row highlights differences in law

The name of the footballer alleged to have had an affair with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas has been repeatedly published on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

But legal restrictions mean newspapers and broadcasters in England cannot reveal his identity.

Graham Shear, a litigation lawyer who has applied for similar injunctions for clients, told the BBC there was a distinction between the "responsibility of our print media as opposed to the uncontrolled behaviour of social networking sites".

  • 23 May 2011
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