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The DNC served WikiLeaks with a lawsuit — on Twitter:

Apparently you can't send a messenger to the WikiLeaks servers to deliver court docs in person (obvs).


As CBS News first reported last month, the DNC filed a motion with a federal court in Manhattan requesting permission to serve its complaint to WikiLeaks on Twitter, a platform the DNC argued the website uses regularly. The DNC filed a lawsuit in April against the Trump campaign, Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging a massive conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor.

All of the DNC's attempts to serve the lawsuit via email failed, the DNC said in last month's motion to the judge, which was ultimately approved.

The lawsuit was served through a tweet from a Twitter account established Friday by Cohen Milstein, the law firm representing the DNC in the suit, with the intent of serving the lawsuit.

In April, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had already read the lawsuit: "Democrats have gone all Scientology against @WikiLeaks. We read the DNC lawsuit. Its primary claim against @WikiLeaks is that we published their 'trade secrets.' Scientology infamously tried this trick when we published their secret bibles. Didn't work out well for them."

Was the DNC hacked again or did WikiLeaks actually receive the complaint via email? It's not clear, but what is clear is that we've entered the brave new world of social media lawfare.