Twitter reacts to changes in Sky News' social media guidelines

On Tuesday, the Guardian broke the story that broadcast news organization Sky News had sent out new social media guidelines to its staff. Most notably, the new rules told employees not to retweet information from other Twitter users who are not employed by Sky News.

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  1. The Guardian story by Josh Halliday. 
  2. Before the Guardian story was posted, rumors swirled on Twitter. The lone voice answering these questions was Halliday. 
  3. Once the story was confirmed, reactions in the Twitterverse loudly expressed unhappiness and disbelief with the news.