Did Obama Fundraiser Spike Lee Violate Twitter Policies When He Retweeted that Elderly Couple’s Home Address?
March 28, 2012 - 11:59 am
Film Ladd lays out the case:
Twitter has seen fit to do nothing about this, even though this is a clear violation of its Terms of Service. The person who originally posted the erroneous information and got Spike Lee to retweet it, @maccapone, is also still on Twitter.
In case you missed it, here is the relevant Twitter rule:
You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
The Obama fundraiser and hurricane conspiracy theorist who also directs films and commercials is not commenting on his errant tweet, and is not apologizing to the couple either. Meanwhile, the couple has been forced out of their home and into a hotel. Someone is going to have to pay for that, and for the anguish being caused them because Mr. Lee targeted them with his ill-advised misuse of twitter.
At this point, liberals in general would be well advised to stay off of Twitter. Mis-tweeting cost Rep. Anthony Weiner his seat in Congress, and it got Roland Martin suspended from his anchor job at CNN. Martin has since returned to the anchor desk and twitter, and shown again that tweeting before thinking is a bad idea.