Added by James Morley on January 14, 2011
On December 14, a US court ordered Twitter to hand over its records related to WikiLeaks to US prosecutors.
Two prominent supporters, Rop Gonggrijp and Birgitta Jonsdottir are in consultation with US lawyers to find the best way to block the Justice Department’s attempt. Ron is a Dutch internet activist while Birgitta is a member of the Parliament of Iceland.
The probe focuses on identifying the cause behind publication of thousands of diplomatic cables of America that were released on the web site set up by Australian Julian Assange.
The court had ordered all records that the social media site had created for the Ron, Birgitta, Julian and Bradley Manning. The last account belongs to a US Army intelligence analyst who is presumed to be the person who had leaked the documents.
Twitter sent an e-mail to all these individuals informing them that it will comply with the order in ten days unless they took action to either quash or resolve the government demand for information. A lawyer related to American Civil Liberties Union is assessing the order and has stated that the information has not yet been handed over to the prosecutors as requested.
Julian’s lawyer stated that neither his client nor WikiLeaks had been intimated by Twitter till date.