According to a recent Federal Judicial Center study, of the 494 federal judges responding to a survey about jurors’ social media use most indicated that they explain in plain language why social media is prohibited, and the warnings have apparently been effective—just 33 of the judges reported “any detectable instances of jurors using social media—and then in only one or two of their cases and mainly during trials.” The judges find out about the social media use from other jurors, court staff or attorneys and most cautioned the juror, while some removed the juror from the jury or dealt with the issue after trial. One juror was apparently held in contempt of court. As for attorney use of social media in the courtroom, most judges apparently do not know it is happening and most do not address the issue with attorneys before voir dire. Of the 466 judges who responded to a question about the use of social media to research prospective jurors, 120 do not allow attorneys to do so during voir dire. See The Third Branch News, July 29, 2014.