Sunday, May 22, 2011
Twitter Inc. Sued For Tweets Which Break UK Celeb?s Press Gag. Oh Yes.
We've been watching the British legal system turn itself into knots for the last couple of weeks, largely due to the ability of Twitter users to break just about any legal 'super injunction' a 'celebrity' (usually footballers) has on the reporting of their private life (usually affairs). So far so normal for Twitter. What's a super injunction? It's when someone rich (these things are very expensive) takes out an injunction on the press that not only stops them reporting something but also stops them reporting that the injunction even exists. That makes it 'super', which of course it is anything but. But today the story took a new turn when it emerged that Twitter Inc. itself is being sued. Oh yes. They are going there.