These days Twitter users are much more aware that a social media slip up can have big implications for their reputation. That said, the stakes now appear even higher, after columnist Katie Hopkins was ordered to pay £24,000 and a six-figure sum in legal costs.
While most lawyers are unlikely to find themselves on the cover of NME, Stormzy's experience shows just how easily comments you provide to one magazine, newspaper or broadcaster can be picked up and used by another - even if you decline an interview with them.
“Never work with children or animals” W.C. Fields famously said. After this week’s hilarious live interview with BBC World News, Robert E Kelly, an academic in South Korea, is probably going to suggest this is updated to “Never work while children are in the house.”
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