Gossip, not Twitter, toppled UK gagging order

More people learnt the identity of the footballer behind a recent gagging order by chatting with friends than by using Twitter, according to a survey by TNS.The researcher found that two in five surveyed claimed to know that it was Ryan Giggs who took out a super-injunction to prevent publication of an alleged affair, before it was revealed by John Hemming, a Liberal Democrat MP, in parliament last week.Of those who already knew, 45 per cent said “word of mouth” was their source, while 31 per cent cited Twitter and 23 per cent said they used Google to find the details online.

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