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@Twitter: Threatening Tweets Aren’t Private

@Twitter: Threatening Tweets Aren’t Private

The NYPD successfully challenged Twitter’s refusal to turn over account information for a user who threatened to carry out a mass shooting like the one in Colorado. Twitter initially declined, arguing that the threats were not specific enough to fit their privacy policy’s emergency exception. The court disagreed, issuing a subpoena to help the police identify the individual responsible for making the threats.

Diana DiLeonardo

Diana DiLeonardo is a second year student at Fordham Law. She grew up on Long Island and graduated from NYU in 2010 with degrees in history and politics. Her interests include singing, anything that involves chocolate, and the New York Yankees.