Twitter blocks Anonymous account over Missouri leak

Anonymous had its account suspended after leaking the name of a police officer accused of shooting dead a black teenager.

Twitter blocks Anonymous account over Missouri leak

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Twitter account of 'Anonymous' has been suspended after it announced the name of the police officer who allegedly killed a black teenager in the US state of Missouri.

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this week, sparking protests against the Ferguson Police Department.

Anonymous threatened to defy a media blackout on the officer's identity and threatened to publish his photo and address.

Twitter today in a statement said that it does not allow its users to "publish or post other people's private and confidential information" or "publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others."

However, Anonymous has opened another account called "TheAnonMessage2" and desribed the censoring of its original account "an act of war."

Anonymous had claimed to have acquired police dispatch tapes, which they have partially released on the video sharing website YouTube.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ağustos 2014, 16:48