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Twitter Must Turn Over Information About Protester’s Posts

Twitter Inc. must turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester’s posts, a New York judge ruled, comparing the duties of social media sites to those of witnesses to a street crime.

State Supreme Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr.’s June 30 ruling denied Twitter’s request to quash a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The company must turn over tweets posted by Malcolm Harris from Sept. 15, 2011, to Dec. 30, 2011.