“On 11 March, a US court ordered Twitter to cooperate with the government in an enquiry into Internet users suspected of working for whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Twitter will be obliged under the ruling to hand over the personal data of the Internet users concerned.

Judge Theresa Buchanan declared that the ruling did not violate the First Amendment of the US Constitution, which guarantees freedom of expression. “The Twitter Order does not seek to control or direct the content of petitioners’ speech or association,” she said.”

From Reporters Without Borders