Two Twitter Tidbits
Firstly, a Manhatten judge has ruled that Twitter must release three months of tweets of a man charged with disorderly conduct. The D.A. had supboenaed the tweets to establish that the defendant knew that he was breaking the law when he marched on the Brooklyn Bridge
during a mass demonstration related to the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The reasoning of Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. strikes me as interesting and sound.
Twitter had moved to quash the request from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, arguing that like email, Twitter users have a reasonable expectation of privacy under the fourth amendment. The judge disagreed, saying “if you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.”
And, paging Woonsocket’s John Ward, City Council president and member of the Budget Commission. Can we please get some background/explanation of this enigmatic tweet from a couple of days ago?
John Ward @jfward55
How many mole hills does it take to make a mountain? One, I think, in the right forum.