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The Power of Twitter

I recently learned something interesting that I thought I’d share. In a bid to reach an anonymous Tweeter who has been impersonating a solicitor, Britain’s High Court has been the first to order an injunction via Twitter.

The Solicitors at Griffin Law sought an injunction against a Twitter account titled Blaneysblarney, claiming that it was impersonating the owner of Griffin Law, Donal Blaney, who is a right-wing blogger.

The anonymous Tweeter will receive a message from the High Court the next time they open their account, asking them to remove their posts and identify themselves to the High Court.

Though even with a ban placed against the anonymous Tweeter, you have to wonder how the High Court will be able to enforce it if the person doesn’t come forward. With the hundreds of online impersonators out there, you have to wonder if such an order can truly impede those impersonators?

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