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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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