Corbett’s Subpoenas to Twitter Dropped

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The attorney general of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, issued a subpoena last month to get the identity of two anonymous posters on Twitter who criticized him.

Corbett, a Republican currently running for governor, eventually withdrew the subpoenas after receiving hot criticism. An article in the Philadelphia Bulletin has some interesting analysis.

A cover letter with the subpoena requested Twitter to keep the subpoena secret. (Well, it did turn out to be embarrassing.)

The attorney general of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, issued a subpoena last month to get the identity of two anonymous posters on Twitter who criticized him.

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