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Pennsylvania AG subpoenas Twitter for critics’ names

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State Attorney General Tom Corbett wants to know who’s saying bad things about him in fewer than 140 characters:

[Corbett] subpoenaed Twitter, asking that it hand over the “name, address, contact information, creation date, creation Internet Protocol address and any and all log in Internet Protocol address” associated with two Twitter accounts, @bfbarbie and@casablancaPA, which have only 68 and 123 followers, respectively [as of Wednesday night, 124 and 206].

Both accounts have posted Tweets critical of the gubernatorial candidate. Are they enough to warrant subpoenas to discover their identities? Continue reading here.

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