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Tragedies trivialised by Social Media?

Posted by: 2UE | 3 October, 2012 - 4:59 PM
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Paul Murray speaks with Miranda Divine who has compared recent outrage online over the death of Jill Meagher, which brought people together to march in peace. But, are tragedies trivialized by the Twitterati?

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Attorneys-general from across the nation will meet in Brisbane on Friday to discuss the challenges social media presents to the fair conduct of jury trials.

Police are concerned prejudicial comments posted on Facebook could jeopardise the case against Adrian Ernest Bayley, who is accused of raping and murdering Ms Meagher last month.

Facebook finally removed several hate pages targeting Bayley on Wednesday after days of repeated requests from Victorian authorities.

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