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Court orders Twitter to unmask Dark Knight copycat killer wannabe

Posted By admin On August 8, 2012 @ 6:12 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Kelly Fiveash
The Register [1]
August 8, 2012

Twitter has given cops details of a tweeter who threatened to go on a shooting rampage at a performance of ex-boxer Mike Tyson’s one-man show.

A US court compelled the social network to hand over records it holds on the user a full three days after an initial request from New York police was ignored by the website’s team.

The dossier of information was sought after a person using the Twitter account threatened to carry out a mass-killing similar to the shooting attack at a screening of Batman – The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on 20 July. A 24-year-old man, James Holmes, stands accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in the movie theatre attack.

Tyson – a regular Twitter user – is appearing in a play about his life, directed by Spike Lee, on Broadway. The show made its New York debut last Friday.

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[1] The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/08/twitter_subpoenas_mike_tyson_troll/

[2] Aurora ‘Dark Knight’ Suspect James Holmes Said He ‘Was the Joker’: Cops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/aurora-dark-knight-suspect-james-holmes-said-he-was-the-joker-cops.html

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[4] A Deeper Look At “The Dark Knight Rises” Shooting: A CIA Black Op?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-deeper-look-at-the-dark-knight-rises-shooting-a-cia-black-op.html

[5] ‘Dark Knight’ Suspect Had An NIH Grant Given To ‘Outstanding Neuroscientists’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dark-knight-suspect-had-an-nih-grant-given-to-outstanding-neuroscientists.html

[6] Dark Knight paints Bush as American hero: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dark-knight-paints-bush-as-american-hero.html

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