An ongoing lawsuit between Northcliffe Media and an anonymous Twitter user has been dropped. The anonymous user impersonated Northcliffe Media’s chief executive, Steve Auckland.
Northcliffe Media claimed that their lawsuit was not about freedom of speech, but rather cyber bullying. They stated, “Since the beginning of this case, Northcliffe Media has been clear that its approach to Twitter was not about freedom of speech, but about a barrage of anonymous tweets that amounted to cyber-bullying and harassment.”
They later stated that the anonymous tweets that amounted to over 700 in four weeks led to cyber bullying and harassment towards Auckland. The case was eventually dropped after Twitter had refused to reveal the identity of the user.
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