Twitter ordered to release Occupy protestor’s tweets
With all of the construction at Dilworth Plaza, it’s easy to forget how the Occupy movement had made it home no more than a year ago. Activists across the country participated in the months long political protests, which led to arrests in major cities including Philadelphia.
According to Reuters, a judge in New York City has ordered Twitter to hand over tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester.
After months of fighting a subpoena, Twitter obliged, surrendering the records in a sealed envelope where they will stay until the defendant’s appeal is heard in a higher court next week. Twitter also appealed the subpoena and has an appeal scheduled for November.
The hot button issue here is “whether Twitter users have the right to fight in court requests from law enforcement for their tweets,” said the article.
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