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Bercow tweet ruled libellous

A tweet by the House of Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Lord McAlpine was libellous, the High Court has ruled. She has said she was "surprised and disappointed", but will accept the judgement.

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High Court discussing Twitter in Bercow case

The High Court is discussing Twitter. There are deep legal discussions on what trending and * innocent face * mean.

Sally Bercow arrives at the High Court. Credit: Max Nash/PA Wire

The Court hears that Sally Bercow's * innocent face * tweet just meant that it should be read with "a deadpan face". Lord McAlpine's lawyers says it was defamatory.

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