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08:52

UK Media Company, CEO drop bogus attempt to out author of spoof Twitter account

Electronic Frontier Foundation :: Frivolous, abusive legal attempts to intimidate and silence online critics are hardly rare. From school superintendents to developers to mayors to businesses, bogus lawsuits are often tempting tools for those looking to expose and embarrass critics or simply intimidate them into silence. While we've seen many ridiculous lawsuits filed in recent years aimed at improperly unmasking anonymous online speakers, however, an action filed in the Northern District of California last month stands out given its unusually high number of abusive elements.

A report by Matt Zimmermann, www.eff.org

Tags: Legal Issues

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