Ben Lee, lawyer, Twitter, to the BBC. Twitter resists US court’s demand for Occupy tweets
The News: A New York state court asked Twitter to release posts written by New Inquiry Senior Editor Malcolm Harris who was arrested last fall during Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.
Twitter said no.
Via the BBC:
“Law enforcement agencies… are becoming increasingly aggressive in their attempts to obtain information about what people are doing on the internet,” Aden Fine, Senior Staff Attorney, writes at the American Civil Liberties Union. “If internet users cannot protect their own constitutional rights, the only hope is that internet companies do so.”
A depressing hope, but good for Twitter.(via futurejournalismproject)
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