- Twitter Ban for Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Hacker Unduly Restricts His Political Participation, Motion Says
Twitter Ban for Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Hacker Unduly Restricts His Political Participation, Motion Says
Posted Jan 13, 2012 11:55 AM CST
By Martha Neil
Banned by a federal judge from using Twitter after he was charged in a corporate hack attack last year, along with other claimed members of the group known as Anonymous, one of the suspects is fighting his exclusion from the social networking site.
Vincent Kershaw argues in a motion filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose that his criminal case likely won't be decided for another year. If so, which would mean that he can't participate or even view any of the election-year campaign discussions featured on Twitter throughout 2012, reports the Smoking Gun.
President Barack Obama has promised to post personal tweets, the motion points out, arguing that continuing the Twitter ban would "restrict Mr. Kershaw's very right to engage in political discourse in this modern era."
An earlier ABAJournal.com post provides additional details about the underlying criminal case: