Twitter was threatened with legal action if owner of account used by Eoghan Harris was not disclosed

The social media company was contacted by lawyers representing an author who ‘demanded that Twitter immediately provide details of the user and profile connected with the Barbara J Pym account’

7th May, 2021
Twitter was threatened with legal action if owner of account used by Eoghan Harris was not disclosed
The Sunday Independent said it dropped Eoghan Harris as a columnist after it discovered his involvement with an anonymous Twitter account. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Lawyers representing an author complained to Twitter’s data controller last month about the anonymous account used by journalist Eoghan Harris, threatening legal action if its owner was not disclosed.

The Sunday Independent said yesterday it had dropped Harris as a columnist after it discovered his involvement with the Barbara J Pym account, which has now been suspended by Twitter.

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