Twitter Was Just Subpoenaed By New York City In A Case Involving An Occupy Wall Street Activist

Twitter has been subpoenaed by the Criminal Court of the City of New York as a witness in a case against an account user who is also an Occupy Wall Street activist. [via BetaBeat]

The social media site has been asked to bring user information of Malcolm Harris (@destructuremal) as well as any Tweets posted from September 15, 2011 until December 31, 2011, according to court documents posted by Harris on Scribd.

According to the subpoena, if Twitter fails to provide these items they might be considered as guilty of criminal contempt of court and subjected to a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for one year.

Here’s what Harris thinks the case is apparently about.

Malcom Harris Twitter

Photo: Twitter

Below is an image of the subpoena. 


Photo: Scribd

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