Tom Corbett for election coverage 2008. Christine Baker, The Patriot-News
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett, who won Tuesday’s primary to become the Commonwealth’s Republican candidate for governor, has subpoenaed Twitter for a Grand Jury, in which the company will be compelled to “testify and give evidence regarding alleged violations of the laws of Pennsylvania, ” reports Tech Crunch.
The subpoena calls for Twitter to release “any and all subscriber information” of those managing two accounts â€“ @bfbarbie and @CasaBlancaPA â€“ who Tech Crunch reports “have been anonymously criticizing the man on the popular micro-sharing service.
Corbett’s call comes three months after two Philadelphia City Councilmen intimated their intentions to sue Twitter and Facebook over their alleged role in a chaotic Market East flash mob. Neither Frank DiCicco nor James Kenney followed through on the threat.