Twitter hands over 3 months of Occupy protester's tweet to judge9/14/2012
Twitter handed over three months’ worth of tweets from a Twitter user associated with the Occupy Wall Street protest to a criminal judge, and the social networking is not happy about it, fearing this will set a dangerous precedent of being dragged into the legal disputes of its users (and probably wondering why the judge doesn’t just sign in and read the tweets himself). Twitter was threatened with huge fines if they didn’t comply with the judge’s order, as tweets from the protestor could be used as evidence that he disregarded police orders, which is the charge he is facing. Also Twitter, please send us the tweets from our roommate from the past two weeks because we think he’s drinking our soy milk. #Justice. [Source]
Is Twitter really reliable evidence in a court of law?