DOJ Subpoenas Twitter About Popehat, Dissent Doe And Others Over A Smiley Emoji Tweet
Over on TechDirt, Mike Masnick had the patience to write up and report on some of what I should have written up already, but hadn’t.
Read Mike’s report on how I and others wound up as the targets of a grand jury subpoena on TechDirt.
And if you read carefully, you’ll see that I wound up in the subpoena because someone added me to a list and sent me a smiley emoticon. I was not part of any convo, and I had not tweeted. Nor did I respond to the smiley. And yet the grand jury could then subpoena all of my information from Twitter, it seems.
I’ll have more to say on all this.