Twitter wefuses to twurn over tweeter’s tweets

Jeff Horwich May 9, 2012

Twitter filed a motion to quash a New York court’s subpoena of theaccount information and tweets of one of its users. Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris is being investigated for an alleged role in blocking the Brooklyn Bridge, and evidently the prosecutor sees his Tweets as potentially part of the case. (Deleted Tweets? Private messages? Otherwise what’s the point of subpoenaing something already public?)

After Harris himself was told he didn’t have legal standing to block the subpoena of Twitter’s information, Twitter stepped with its own motion and effectively said: No really. Dude’s tweets belong to him. We’re not handing them over. Look at our Terms of Service.

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