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[ NNSquad ] Libel case turning into extortion via Twitter?

Libel case turning into extortion via Twitter?

http://j.mp/TnGICs  (New York Times)

   "As many as 10,000 Twitter users reportedly face the threat of legal
    action because of comments posted on the Internet or forwarded to
    others in which they referred to a BBC report wrongly linking a former
    Conservative Party official to the sexual abuse of a child. The
    official, Alistair McAlpine, was not named in the Nov. 2 BBC report,
    but enough clues were provided that Twitter users were able to
    identify him - which they did, in great numbers."

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If it looks like extortion, and smells like extortion, and walks
like extortion, and ...

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com
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