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The Internet Trolled the Skype Testimony of a Witness in the Zimmerman Trial

And the whole thing could've been easily avoided if Zimmerman's attorneys simply limited incoming calls to the witness' contact list.

Not even George Zimmerman's trial over the alleged second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin—a trial being heralded by some as "the trial of the century"—is safe from internet trolls sabotaging a very serious situation by way of old people's diminutive understanding of the internet.

During witness testimony this morning, a Skype call to Zimmerman's former college professor Scott Pleasants enabled anyone watching live to simultaneously dial up Pleasants's Skype account, ending, for a brief moment, any fucking semblance of order in the courtroom.

Of course, as The Verge notes, the whole thing could've been easily avoided if Zimmerman's attorneys simply limited incoming calls to Pleasants's contact list.

Hilarious? Sure. But it's also a serious problem in such a high-profile case. In the past few years, Judges have increasingly allowed Skype in court rooms—notably when in 2011 Skype aided in helping a deported Mexican couple reunite with their children after two years of separation. You'd expect courtrooms would have figured this out by now.