Twitter User Attempts to Break U.K. Super-Injunctions

3:41 AM PST 05/09/2011 by Ralf Ludemann

A Twitter user has tried to unmask U.K. celebrities who have obtained super-injunctions to prevent publication of details of their private lives.

 

LONDON -- A Twitter user has claimed to "out" a number of U.K. public figures who have obtained super-injunctions to prevent publication of details of their private lives, though the tweets appeared to contain errors, according to the BBC.

Jemima Khan tweeted: "Rumor that I have a super injunction preventing publication of "intimate" photos of me and Jeremy Clarkson. NOT TRUE!"

The tweets will add to concerns over injunctions and non-mainstream media.

The Twitter user quickly attracted a following of 20,000, and so many Twitter users began exchanging messages supposedly naming high-profile figures who have hidden their secrets that part of the site crashed.

Between 30 and 40 privacy injunctions and super-injunctions are in force in the U.K.

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