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Twitter Turns Over Wall Street Protester Posts Under Seal

Twitter Inc. turned over an Occupy Wall Street protester’s posts under seal, extending a seven-month fight over whether the company or its users is responsible for Twitter posts.

The company had to turn over information about Malcolm Harris’s Twitter posts today or face a fine and be found in contempt of court, New York Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. had ordered. Today’s compromise, in which Twitter turned over the information in a sealed white envelope, extends a seven-month fight against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s subpoena for Harris’s posts. Twitter seeks a higher court finding that its users, and not the company, are responsible for their posts.