Newt Gingrich May Sue Twitter [UPDATED] « The Washington Independent
[UPDATE: The Hill has pulled this story, and American Solutions contacts me to say that Gingrich has "no intention whatsoever to sue Twitter."]
Michael O’Brien has the scoop on how Gingrich and former Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis might sue Twitter unless it disables a parody account.
Attorneys for Gingrich and Anuzis wrote Twitter on Wednesday, asking them to disable a posting by the anonymously-owned “EFCANOW” handle, which asked followers to sign a petition supporting the labor legislation. The posting included Gingrich’s and Anuzis’s Twitter handles, which function as their screen names… “The posting falsely purports to have been written by Messrs. Gingrich and Anuzis and includes the Mark as well as the Twitter ‘handles’ of the foregoing individuals,” attorneys wrote in the letter obtained by The Hill. “The posting is deliberately designed to fraudulently induce readers into believing that…Messrs. Gingrich and Anuzis all support EFCA.”
For one day, at least, Twitter looks less likely to save the Republican Party.