Tuesday, December 03, 2013

I hit a Twitter limit...

I believe I have just been slighted (if not censored) by Twitter.  While tweeting on Guardian editor, Alan Rusbridger's, evidence before the Home Affairs select committee I hit a limit:
"You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets. Please wait a few hours and try again"
The daily limit is 1000 tweets a day and I've reached nothing like that number. So presumably I've run into the "daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals" condition. So what is the smaller limit for semi hourly intervals? A quick count suggests I've posted about 125 tweets today, around 150 in the past 24 hours, a personal daily record, no doubt, but not really within the proverbial ass's roar of the 1000.

Neither could I continue tweeting the evidence of Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and Cressida Dick QPM, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police.

They have confirmed, as far as I can tell but there was a lot of confused back and forth in the questioning, that they are engaging in a continuing enquiry into evidence seized from David Miranda. Ms Dick said they would go where the evidence takes them and will be careful and proportionate. They are working closely with the CPS on the investigation. "It appears possible that some people may have committed offences". The law surrounding all this is complicated and the CPS will decide whether to prosecute once the Met has pursued their scoping exercise and investigation of the Miranda materials. 

Mr Hogan-Howe eventually intervened to remind us that the Miranda material was currently the subject of a judicial review. The courts have reserved their judgement on whether the Met got the material lawfully under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act and they will have to wait to see how that progresses.

Alan Rusbridger earlier said he didn't know if the Guardian or its staff were under police investigation.

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