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Twitter Faces Fines, Contempt of Court in Occupy Wall Street Case

Twitter has until the end of the week to hand over information on one of its users, or the company will be slapped with fines and a contempt of court charge, a New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled. Twitter has fought previous orders, maintaining that the data belongs to defendant Malcolm Harris, a New York resident allegedly involved in an Occupy Wall Street protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. “I can’t put Twitter or the little blue bird in jail, so the only way to punish is monetarily,” Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino said in his ruling, first reported by Bloomberg.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald