NYPD Battles Twitter for Identity of User Promising Violence

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NYPD Battles Twitter for Identity of User Promising Violence
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Wed, 08-08-2012 - 9:51am

 

The New York Police Department has demanded that Twitter release the name of a user who threatened an attack "just like in Aurora" on the Broadway theater where Mike Tyson's one-man show is playing.

The NYPD plans to subpoena Twitter today for the user's identity after the social media giant refused authorities' emergency request for the information.

Do you think Twitter or other sites should cooperate or be required to give up identifying information in a situation like this?  Would it change how you participate in social networking if you knew your name could be disclosed on demand?