Twitter delivers information about the user who protested at Occupy Wall Street
After being threatened with fines , Twitter finally gave the information on the tweets of Malcolm Harris, a user who protested during Occupy Wall Street and is being investigated for disorders of the demonstrations.
The data were submitted to judge Matthew Sciarrino of Manhattan Criminal Court, but will remain sealed until next week to develop an appeal by Harris.
The subject was one of hundreds who participated in the Protests in October 2011. Prosecutors sought access to tweets, which are no longer available online, to try to keep weight off one of the arguments of Harris, who claims that the police officers pushed protesters who guided walk on one of the tracks Brooklyn Bridge, and then arrest them for obstructing traffic.
Today Friday was the deadline for Twitter to hand over the data that is requested. The company’s lawyers asked for the last time withdraw the order that required them to provide the information, but the judge refused.
The Occupy movement first birthday next week, and further protests are planned for September 17 at the New York Stock Exchange.
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