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Oscar Pistorius’ trial: the social media story

It started with some seemingly unbelievable tweets on Valentine’s Day 2013, and now it’s moved into a full-scale social media frenzy. From live tweets and Instagrams from the Gauteng High Court to reactions from curious onlookers updating their status from their couches, Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial is an event which will appear in your timeline and news feed for days to come.

In an attempt to round up the main events and catalogue the twists in the trial, we’ll be curating a stream of social media posts shared by the journalists on the ground, as well as key officials and commentators.

Image: Barry Bateman.

Author | Lauren Granger

Lauren Granger
While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in... More