We’re starting to see more domestic coverage of l’affaire Elliot Madison, the self-described political anarchist who has been charged with using Twitter to apprise protesters of police movements at the recent G20 Summit.
Our own Laura DeNardis weighed in via this Reuters story, highlighting the double standard between Twitter activism in Iran and Pittsburgh.
Is there a newsgathering angle here as well? Madison’s alleged tweet-crime raises First Amendment issues, certainly, and we will be particularly interested to see if it opens the “what is a journalist” Pandora’s box.
EFF has Madison's motion seeking the return of his confiscated property. We'll be following this with interest...