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Monday, May 30, 2011

Twitter hands over user details to court in libel case

Twitter has handed over to a US court the account details of a twitter user against whom a UK city council has slapped libel case for posting defamatory remarks against council members.

This is perhaps first time a social media group has revealed user account details of a user in a libel case.

Interestingly a UK city council has gone to the US to fight a case agsinst a twitter user since twitter is based in the US. Rarely non-US organisations or individuals have travelled to the US to fight libel case against a Facebook or Twitter user or a blogger.

Will this be a trend setter?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/uk-england-tyne-13588284

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