US writer threatens Irish High Court action against Twitter

Alex Berenson claims social media platform defamed him with ‘misleading’ content tag over Covid-19 posts

Alex Berenson has lodged proceedings in Ireland, according to the affidavit of his solicitor, because he is ‘known in Ireland’ and has ‘established a reputation in this jurisdiction’. Picture: Getty

An American writer who was banned from Twitter last summer has threatened Irish High Court defamation proceedings against the platform over the legality of its “misleading” content tag.

Alex Berenson has alleged that Twitter defamed him when it tagged his content as misleading and when it released a statement to the media which said that his removal from the platform was because of “repeated violations” of Covid-19 misinformation rules.

He filed papers in the Irish ...