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Respect MP George Galloway tables motion to impose sanctions against Twitter


By Stephen Lepitak, -

March 28, 2013 | 2 min read

Respect MP George Galloway has tabled a motion against Twitter to force the social media company to aid authorities ‘with the detection of crime’.

The motion, which was tabled two weeks ago according to the post, was proposed claiming ‘Twitter in now used for a variety of criminal activities including sending malicious communications’.

It continued: “Twitter refuses to co-operate with the UK authorities in general and the police in particular in trying to detect the source of criminal communications ‘unless it is a matter of life and death’ to be determined by Twitter.

The motion concludes by making a call to the Government to impose sanctions upon the San Francisco headquartered company until it agrees to co-operate fully with UK authorities and police.

Two signatures had been received for the motion at the time of writing.

Twitter has chosen not to respond, directing The Drum to its user guidelines, which states that to request private information a subpoena or court order is required and states: "non-public information about Twitter users is not released except as lawfully required by appropriate legal process such as a subpoena, court order, or other valid legal process."

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