Thursday, January 13, 2011

Icelandic Parliamentarian Calls U.S. Subpoena of Her Twitter Account Over WikiLeaks Involvement "Disturbing"

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed the Internet company Twitter for personal information from several people linked to the online whisteblower website WikiLeaks. The subpoena asks Twitter for all records and correspondence relating to their accounts. Icelandic parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who has collaborated with WikiLeaks, is one of the five people targeted by the subpoenas. "I think it opens up a whole can of worms when it comes to parliamentary immunity worldwide," Jónsdóttir says. "Icelandic authorities are taking this very seriously."...."

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