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Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts

Tweets not Journalism

The Federal Court of Australia has decided that a person who published allegedly defamatory tweets on Twitter does not receive the benefit of the journalists' privilege under the Evidence Act.

See Kumova v Davison [2021] FCA 753

This does not mean that a person who tweets can never be considered to be a journalist.  In this case, looking at the Twitter feed as a whole, the defendant was not considered to be a journalist.

See this helpful note from Clayton Utz.  Also Bennett & Co.  Story in the AFR and The Age.

 

How reliable is AI in criminal evidence

A good article about how an AI system produces evidence used by police.  But humans changed the output of the AI algorithm, calling the evidence into question.

Vice Article about gunshot detection

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