US tells Twitter to hand over WikiLeaks supporter's messages

Posted in: Censorship at 08/01/2011 20:35

A member of parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.

Birgitta Jonsdottir, an MP for the Movement in Iceland, said last night on Twitter that the "USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize I am a member of parliament in Iceland?"

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She says she has 10 days to appeal against the subpoena.

US officials have not commented on her claims, which have not been independently verified.

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