Twitter Still Won’t Narc on Occupy Wall Street Protester

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Photo: STAN HONDA/2011 AFP

The microblogging service is appealing a Manhattan judge's ruling requiring it turn over tweets by demonstrator Malcolm Harris to the district attorney. Twitter said today that the decision "doesn't strike the right balance between the rights of users and the interests of law enforcement" and will continue to argue that user's own their content. Prosecutors claim the since-deleted messages show that Harris knew he was breaking the law while protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge last year, but he's committed — with Twitter's help, apparently — to making the subpoena process as difficult as possible.