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Twitter Explodes Over News Of The World Shutting Down [STATS]

Twitter erupted over the news that Rupert Murdoch’s 168-year-old tabloid News of the World would be shutting its doors forever this Sunday in response to the controversy over their phone hacking. And, despite “News of the World” itself only trending on Twitter for a brief moment early Friday morning, this scandal could prove to be bigger than even the massive super injunction scandal which preceded it.
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Twitter Sees 34 Percent Growth In May Thanks To Super Injunctions

Thanks to the super injunction scandal that hit the UK throughout the month of May, Twitter saw a record number of UK users flock to the site for the juicy details.
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Twitter Will Notify Users Of Requests For Their Personal Info In Super-Injunction Lawsuit

A Twitter spokesperson has said that the company will attempt to contact its users before handing over their personal information to law enforcement accusing them of breaching the super-injunction gag order that’s swept the UK these past two weeks.
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Twitter Sees Record Traffic After Unknown Welsh Footballer Sues Following Super-Injunction Leak

Pop quiz: who’s cleaning up on the back of the super-injunction farce?

(a) Unknown Welsh professional football who plays for Manchester United
(b) Lawyers, or
(c) Twitter

Well, okay, the lawyers are always cleaning up, but the real winner in all of this super-injunction malarkey seems to be Twitter itself.

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Twitter, The British Press, Super Injunctions And The Freedom Of Tweets

Earlier in the month, we wrote about the exploits of an anonymous Twitter user that blew the whistle on a number of gagging orders – known as super-injunctions – that had been established in a court of law by various celebrities in the United Kingdom.

To date, it appears to be a one-time thing, as the profile hasn’t updated since it first tweeted on May 8. But while the revelations did contain some errors – thankfully, Jeremy Clarkson has not had any kind of intimate relationship with Jemima Khan – clearly there was a fair bit of factual accuracy in the tweets. And now, thanks to an ill-advised legal campaign by one of the outed stars, Twitter has been flung firmly into the limelight. And its denizens have responded in kind.

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Twitter Saw Biggest Traffic Day Ever In UK Yesterday

Yesterday marked the biggest surge in traffic from the UK that Twitter has ever seen. And it wasn’t because of some global issue, political news or even the royal wedding – no, it was because of the super injunction scandal.
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Oh, The Scandal! Twitter User Blows Whistle On Alleged Celebrity Sexploits

Last month, BBC presenter and journalist Andrew Marr revealed that he took out a court-ordered super-injunction to suppress reports of an extra-marital affair to protect his family’s privacy.

This gagging order led to cries of hypocrisy from some quarters, with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop having challenged Marr’s injunction, which he took out in 2008, on two occasions. “As a leading BBC interviewer who is asking politicians about failures in judgment, failures in their private lives, inconsistencies, it was pretty rank of him to have an injunction while working as an active journalist.”

Marr concurred and came forward, adding that he believed that celebrity injunctions were “running out of control”. Now, a new and anonymous account on Twitter has decided to take matters into its own hands and leak details on a number of these injunctions to all and sundry.

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