Guess what? The US government has subpoenaed Twitter in a bid to support an ongoing criminal investigation into whether Wikileaks and people involved or connected to Wikileaks broke the law. It is the latest effort by the US government to isolate and minimize the global exposure of WikiLeaks.
Among the more prominent Twitter users being targeted is Birgitta Jonsdottir, a member of the parliament in Iceland who is also a former WikiLeaks volunteer. She says the US justice department has ordered Twitter to hand over her private messages.
“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?”
I’m pretty sure they know she’s a member of the Icelandic parliament, but… do they care? That is the better question. And another good question is, if Twitter spoke publicly about this could there be other companies (Google, Facebook) who’ve also been subpoenaed but folded to the demands?
Below is screencap from the subpoena showing the information that’s been ordered by the Department of Justice.
Is it too soon to call the US China of the west?
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