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Twitter users take on superinjunctions

Tweet tags reveal those allegedly granted gagging orders.

Following last week's call on the Leader for a House of Commons debate, Twitter has become the latest platform to undermine superinjunctions.

In a challenge to the privacy gagging orders, various Twitter accounts have been circulating the names of those alleged public figures who have been granted them by judges. In defiance of the high court rulings, revealing Twitter tags were re-sent around the social media site until their seeming removal.

Last week there were attempts to edit the same celebrity and public figure's Wikipedia entries in an online rebellious confrontation of superinjunctions.

Jemima Khan, one of the Tweeters, denied any truth in Twitter claims concerning her.

A Twitter spokesperson told the Guardian: "There are tweets that we do remove, such as illegal tweets and spam. However, we make efforts to keep these exceptions narrow so they may serve to prove a broader and more important rule - we strive not to remove tweets on the basis of their content."

Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.