Tweets allegedly reveal UK celebrities' gag orders

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Posted: May 09, 2011 4:51 AM
Tweets allegedly reveal UK celebrities' gag orders

A Twitter user has set up an account claiming to expose celebrities who have obtained court-issued gag orders in Britain to protect their privacy.

The account posted six tweets and attracted nearly 25,000 followers since its first message hit the Internet less than 24 hours ago.

The tweets touched off a firestorm in the British media Monday, raising further questions about the effectiveness of the gag orders in the Internet age.

One of Britain's top judges is mulling new curbs on the use of so-called super injunctions, which critics say stifle the media.