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Twitter gets more government requests

Thu July 5, 2012 9:25pm

The two initiatives, he said "are an important part of keeping the Tweets flowing."

The news came the same day a New York judge ordered Twitter to turn over data on one of its users involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, in a case watched closely as a test of online freedom of speech.

The judge said that the tweets are not private information and thus not subject to the constitutional guarantee of privacy.

Twitter said it was studying its next move.

"We are disappointed in the judge's decision and are considering our options," a statement from the San Francisco firm said.

"Twitter's terms of service have long made it absolutely clear that its users 'own' their content.

"We continue to have a steadfast commitment to our users and their rights."

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