Twitter International Company (TIC) in Dublin, Ireland was reportedly ordered by a High Court to disclose data about the source of tweets about a whistleblower. The tweets, which included allegations of insurance fraud, are alleged to be defamatory.
The whistleblower provided the government with evidence that Irish hospital staff were accepting lavish gifts from a supplier. The whistleblower has brought a defamation action against the poster of the tweets, and asked the court to require
Twitter to turn over information that would allow the whistleblower to identify the poster. The Court order TIC to turn over the poster’s name. The Court also issued an injunction to prohibit the destruction of any evidence or records related to the tweets.
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