Is it possible to sue Twitter?
May I sue Facebook, Twitter, or other social-media companies for violating my First Amendment or free-speech rights? No. The First Amendment restricts governmental action only.
Can I take legal action against Twitter?
Recent events have made it clear that a false and defamatory statement posted on Twitter or in a blog is not immune from legal action. If a tweet or blog post is defamatory, untrue and cannot be defended, the maker of the statement can be liable for defamation and for substantial damages.
Can you sue Twitter for suspending you?
You can sue anyone for anything, but in such a case you would lose. Twitter is not a government, it is a private corporation, and it can make any rules for participation it wants so long as they do not discriminate against members of a legally protected group as such.
Social media and review sites are under no legal obligation to remove defamatory content. In fact, they are specifically protected from defamation lawsuits under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, you can still file a lawsuit against the individual that posted the libelous statement.
Can Twitter report to police?
Non-public information about Twitter users will not be released to law enforcement except in response to appropriate legal process such as a subpoena, court order, other valid legal process, or in response to a valid emergency request, as described below.
How do you get something removed from Twitter?
To report a Tweet:
- Navigate to the Tweet you’d like to report on twitter.com or from the Twitter for iOS or Android app.
- Click or tap the icon.
- Select Report.
- Select It’s abusive or harmful.
- Next, we’ll ask you to provide more information about the issue you’re reporting.
Can you report defamation on Twitter?
If you are defamed on Twitter, you should take the following steps: Document and preserve evidence of the defamatory tweet and the Twitter account, Review Twitter’s Terms of Service and report the tweet if it violates any terms, Consider filing a defamation lawsuit to get the tweet removed and recover damages.
Steps You Can Take If You Are a Victim of Social Media Defamation
- Do NOT respond to the defamer;
- Do NOT take extreme action;
- Preserve and save the content;
- Send evidence preservation letters;
- Block the user;
- Contact an internet defamation attorney.
Is there anything illegal on Twitter?
Sensitive media, including graphic violence and adult content: You may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile or header images. Media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted.
Can the government track Twitter?
Although courts regularly request user data from Twitter, as published in the company’s transparency reports, law enforcement uses social media scanning tools to read, collect and profile public account data for surveillance and monitoring. A court order is generally not required to collect public social media data.
Can you subpoena Twitter for deleted tweets?
Your tweets don’t actually belong to you. A New York judge ruled no warrant is needed to subpoena public tweets since Twitter is a third party service. So just keep in mind: what you tweet can, and probably will, be used against you in a court of law.
Can a deleted Twitter account be traced?
Can a deleted Twitter account be traced? Unfortunately, yes. It’s possible to see long-deleted tweets by using tools like Wayback Machine or Twaku. They take snapshots of Twitter, and those will likely include your account as well.