Twitter user defies courts with new list of superinjunctions
The Twitter superinjunction controversy continues, with a user, @Legal_AIDS (aka Sue Mae), now publishing a document listing no less than 13 people who have had their names kept from the media.
The list appeared on Twitter yesterday and contains court documents, names and in some cases addresses of many who have been granted superinjunctions. The information was posted only a few hours after Twitter handed over user details to South Tyneside council, who demanded the site released information on an anonymous blogger.
Once published the list was immediately dissipated throughout Twitter, with names being retweeted and shared between users at an incredible rate. By the time the information had been removed it was too late, most of it appearing across multiple blogs and websites, making it very difficult to enforce the superinjunctions.
In what appears to be a direct statement against the gradual erosion of internet anonymity by the courts, many Twitter users have posted the details simply to make a point.
Some of the information contained in the list has turned out to be inaccurate, helping bolster arguments made by those who believe websites like Twitter can damage reputation without reason.
MP John Hemming has been famously outspoken about the matter, stating he will name all celebrities who hold superinjunctions and threaten to "erode British culture," with their anonymity.