BBC social media editor turns to Twitter to defend new social media policy

Just a day after Sky News rocked the Twitterverse by announcing much more stringent social media guidelines, BBC News came out and said its reporters could no longer tweet breaking news.

Or did they? Just a few hours after publishing a blog post on the news organization’s new policy, Chris Hamilton, social media editor for BBC News, turned to Twitter to defend it.

"We’re not saying BBC journalists can’t break stories on Twitter," he tweeted almost half a dozen times to various reporters.

Here’s the series of tweets:

What do you think of Hamilton going on Twitter to back up what many think is a harsh new social media policy at the BBC?

— EZ

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