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Twitter issues illegal tweet caution following ‘celebrity threesome’ ruling

Twitter has instructed members who have been openly naming the couple at the centre of a ‘celebrity threesome’ storm to voluntarily remove the offending tweets, warning that they are ‘allegedly in violation of local law in the UK’.

Composed by Twitter’s legal team the message follows yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court in England & Wales to uphold a privacy junction gagging local media from discussing the incident.

The email read: “The complainant requests that the following tweet, allegedly in violation of local law in the UK, be removed immediately from your account. Please confirm whether you will voluntarily comply with the request.”

The couple at the heart of the controversy are now allegedly escalating their action against social media and internet firms by instructing online reputation management firm Web Sheriff to file takedown notices against the likes of Facebook, Mumsnet and Google.

Twitter’s terms of service stipulate that users comply with local laws concerning conduct and content.

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