UK’s Supreme Court joins Twitter

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The highest court in Britain has opened a Twitter account with the main objective of sharing information about its latest judgements.

@UKSupremeCourt is run by the court’s commmunications team who promise 2-3 tweets each week on the cases, judgements, and any other announcements from the court. The first messages from this new account were to share the process of the swearing in of Lord Reed (the newest justice to join the Court).

In one of the account’s earliest tweets, the courts communications team tweeted a  link to a page on the Supreme Court’s website where it has posted a “Twitter Policy”. They warn users not to be expected to be followed back. It also says ” It helps to keep discussions open by limiting the use of Direct Messages”. If it does follow anyone, however, that “does not imply endorsement of any kind by the UK Supreme Court“.