30 May 2011

UK council taking action against Twitter

9:05 pm on 30 May 2011

An English council is taking legal action against Twitter in the United States.

South Tyneside Council in north-east England went to court in California in an attempt to discover the identity of a blogger behind defamatory statements.

The BBC reports the blogger, known as ''Mr Monkey'', has made a series of criticisms and accusations against councillors and council officers.