Glentoran football club takes Twitter to court over anonymous posts

Officials at the Northern Irish club are seeking the identity of an account holder posting allegedly defamatory material

Michael McDermott, former professional football player, and manager of Glentoran: the manager and club have filed High Court proceedings against Twitter. Picture: Inpho

Glentoran, the Northern Irish football club, and its manager Mick McDermott have filed High Court proceedings against Twitter in a bid to unmask an anonymous account posting allegedly defamatory material.

The case, which was filed at the end of last month, is being taken by Glentoran Recreation Company Ltd and McDermott against Twitter International Company. It is seeking a Norwich Pharmacal order, which would compel Twitter to disclose any information it has on the user ...