Twitter to hand over documents

2011-01-08 09:05:34

A U.S. federal judge has ordered social media website Twitter to hand over documents connected to WikiLeaks to the Justice Department, according to court documents.

The San Francisco-based website must hand over information associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, along with several others, according to court documents unsealed recently.

Manning is under arrest and suspected of leaking information to the WikiLeaks site. The court order, originating from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, details many documents that it wants Twitter to hand over.

Among the items are "subscriber names, user names, screen names, mailing addresses, residential addresses," the court order says.

WikiLeaks has published a trove of confidential U.S. government documents.(CNN)

  Comments - 11

  • Omar Anwar Saturday, 8 January 2011 13:48

    Its impossible for Assange and few others to do such a massive info web machine.
    This is only the tip of an iceberg. I still doubt this whole thing is a natak of CIA/FBI/Mossad.

    Reply : 9       3

    AJ - DXB Saturday, 8 January 2011 14:36

    Freedom of Expression is NO MORE - Limited to USG only.

    Reply : 1       16

    nalaka Saturday, 8 January 2011 15:28

    Freedom of expression in so called country of super democracy. Hik hik..

    Reply : 2       18

    tissa Saturday, 8 January 2011 16:25

    Great News! Free Media world over must celebrate this order!

    Reply : 3       9

    SL Saturday, 8 January 2011 17:56

    RSF, AI, HRW and ICG where are you? Why are you silent?

    Reply : 0       4

    Lanka Pattas Saturday, 8 January 2011 19:08

    Does the US have white planes?

    Reply : 3       2

    shameer Saturday, 8 January 2011 19:45

    Where is "Reporters Without Borders" ?
    Where is "Amnesty International" ?
    Where is "UN" ?
    scared of US ?????

    Reply : 1       9

    adahan Sunday, 9 January 2011 01:50

    The western law is widely praised for its independence of expressing the opinion and if that it so why is the process of gagging the media.

    Reply : 2       5

    KD Sunday, 9 January 2011 08:59

    This is called "Do as I say, Not as I do"

    Reply : 0       7

    Bada uda gemba... Sunday, 9 January 2011 15:07

    Well said Sir, one law for them , one law for us, and another for the rest of the subsevient WORLD.......EH??????.

    0       5

    Brahman Vishnu Sunday, 9 January 2011 09:59

    Justice Unsung by A Sang E. Julian A is truly D E M O Crat!

    Reply : 0       5

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