It seems that the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) is looking into the Twitter feeds of journalists and newspapers with a view to bringing them under the scrutiny of the regulator. This comes as more news is being announced through the micro blogging site by news providers, which just goes to show how the social networking scene has grown up over the years.
Apparently, there is no way that a person or organisation can get the PCC involved should a statement that has tweeted by a news provider prove to be untrue. What the PCC will have to do is broaden its horizons to take in the new media of social networking, it is already working on this and a report could be released by the end of the summer.
However there are some more issues that could cause problems, these are when is a tweet personal or professional, many journalists use Twitter for both and so it would seem that there is going to be a clash there, while Newspapers will need to develop a Twitter policy where business and personal account are separated.
If the rules are adopted following the report, there could be some major in the pipeline by the end of the year.