Attorney General Tom Corbett Subpoenaes Twitter To Identify Anonymous Critics
Tom Corbett, current Attorney General of the state of Pennsylvania and Gubernatorial Candidate, has subpoenaed Twitter to appear as a Grand Jury witness to “testify and give evidence regarding alleged violations of the laws of Pennsylvania”.
The subpoena orders Twitter to provide “any and all subscriber information” of the person(s) behind two accounts – @bfbarbie and @CasaBlancaPA – who have been anonymously criticizing the man on the popular micro-sharing service.
Big Brother is watching you.
I don't know the circumstances of what these "anonymous critics" said about him, but it's petty and intimidating for an attorney general to subpoena his critics this way. Even if it was something libelous, political figures enjoy very little protection from libel...which I would hope that he knows since he's the attorney general.