Should Twitter reveal the identity of its users?
South Tyneside Council says Twitter has released information after it acted in a US court to identify a Twitter user behind allegedly libellous statements.
The council went to court in California after three councillors and an official complained they were libelled in a blog called “Mr Monkey”.
Council spokesman Paul Robinson said information had been disclosed by Twitter to its lawyers.
This was “being analysed by technical experts”, he added.