(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

This is something I’ve been banging on about for a couple of years now.

How on Earth are newspaper hacks managing to trace the personal addresses and telephone numbers of Twitter users when Twitter says it will only release the information on a court order?

When I first addressed the question to a Daily Express/Mail hack – who was boasting about it on Twitter – I not only received no answer but I had to put up with months of severe trolling including completely unproportional threats of violence for daring to ask.

Now a Sky reporter has been caught doing it again – this time resulting in the sad death of the person involved.

But the reporter – Martin Brunt – still refuses to reveal how he managed to get hold of the private address of a Twitter user without a court order – other than saying his methods are legal:



My question is – if the methods are so legal and ‘normal’ – why won’t these tabloid hacks tell us how they do it?


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